How Uncomfortable Are You?

Pictured: The steps to making a paper airplane.

Pictured: The steps to making a paper airplane.

There are two types of discomfort: 

  1. One type keeps you in the same place, on the hamster wheel. You are uncomfortable because you know you need to shift, but just thinking about the shift freaks you out, stay where you are.

  2. The other type moves you forward. You are uncomfortable, but instead of being uncomfortable and staying where you are, you choose to be uncomfortable and leap forward because truly, what do you have to lose?

So how do you know which one you are in?  

When you are uncomfortable, ask yourself: Do I KNOW I need to shift?  

If yes, take your leap.  This also shows up as you falling into the same pattern over and over and getting the same result.  It’s time to leap. 

  • Ask yourself: What is the action I can take that would move me forward even a teeny step:

If no, stay in the game friend and turn on your Spidey antennas. It’s time to pay attention to your habits and behaviors.  You might be uncomfortable because you are already making progress by trying something new. Like a new job or something you've never done before.

  • Ask yourself: What do I need to know, learn, understand about this situation before I can move forward?


When you try to do something different in your life (especially if it is good for you), you are changing habits and behaviors.  Your brain doesn’t know if it is good for you, it’s just trying to keep you safe and it does that by keeping you in your routine. It will do EVERYTHING in it's power to keep you where you are. 

Think about that the next time you decide NOT to do the thing you KNOW you should try to improve your life.

Livin’ & Lovin’