A key to growth resides within your discomfort. Yes, that is correct. Feeling uncomfortable is really an impetus for growth, just like a lobster. When a lobster is ready to grow, it begins to get tight and uncomfortable in its shell. It then seeks out a rock to hide under, relinquishes its old shell and grows a new one, making it able to come back out into the world again. The difference with us, is that we usually avoid our discomfort by turning to something pleasurable or distracting.
Feeling uncomfortable is really a signal to turn inward and look at what is coming up.
We can begin this journey by asking some key questions.
- What can you do or how can you Be (or some combination of the two) to reconcile what is happening?
- What is being asked of you?
- Do you need to show up, or show up differently in your life?
- Do you need to empower a particular aspect of your life?
Before you go and grab that ice cream, or a drink or call a friend, or something else in the realm of distraction, take a moment to look inward and acknowledge what is really coming up for you.
Begin to learn to get intimate with your discomfort!