An Uncomfortable Feeling...

Think back to the most significant things you've done in life. 

New job. 

Got married. 

Had a kid. 

Bought a house. 

Started a business. 

Prior to those events, and probably after as well, you had a feeling of discomfort. 

Any significant change is going to come with some sense of feeling uncomfortable. 

However, anything worth talking about, any big change, requires discomfort. 

It's easy to do the status quo. 

It's easy and comfortable to think you're eating healthy "most of the time."

It's easy and comfortable to just buy the gym membership. 

Easy is comfortable. 

No change is made while being comfortable. 

Use the above examples, or any significant thing you've done in your life, it always has a level of discomfort. 

If you want to make a change, you have to be uncomfortable. 

If you're not uncomfortable, I'm certain the change won't be drastic enough to see the results you're looking for, in any facet of life. 

Leaving a job you hate is uncomfortable. 

Leaving a relationship you're not happy in is uncomfortable. 

Walking into a gym for the first time is uncomfortable. 

There are different examples in all aspects of life but the principle is the same. 

Anything substantial change requires a certain level of feeling uncomfortable and it's that feeling that causes a change to happen. 

So, as you set goals in the new year, as you look to "restart" and make 2018 your best year yet, make sure you pick things and make choices that scare you a little. 

Remember, fear is just an emotion. 

Very rarely are any of your choices going to have any substantial negative effect.

Ask yourself, what's the absolute worse that can happen?

Joining a good gym and making smarter nutrition choices is uncomfortable, but you're not going to die. 

In fact, as we know, the opposite will happen :)

But I'm not naive to realize that change is scary, whatever it is. 

Just remember this...

No change is made while being comfortable. 

It's discomfort that creates the leverage that makes something worthwhile. 

If you're not uncomfortable in what you contribute to this world each day, I'm certain you're not bringing your potential.

Get comfortable being uncomfortable. 

1% Better.

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling

PS: I'll be talking about this and more about your vision and setting goals you actually stick to at my Best Year Ever Workshop, next Thursday, January 4th, right here at Spurling Fitness. You can get more details and RSVP here.