5AM. Waking up, the open window is blowing in cold air. Breathe in. Breathe out. Get up.
To get uncomfortable. To get out of your comfort zone. You see, within your comfort zone you can convince yourself that you’re less than what you actually are. Within your comfort zone you can convince yourself that life is unfair and you can be happy about not being this or that person. You can convince yourself to be happy with what you have and that making a change is too hard.
You may even feel like you don’t have a choice of getting up. That it’s not an option. But you do. And eventually you’ll figure out: Do I make the change or am I staying within my comfort zone. Am I getting up or am I sitting there complaining about my situation without actually doing something about it. What happens if i go for the change? How will it feel like?
Embrace the feeling of being uncomfortable. Recognize how it feels like and rise above it. The difference between staying in your warm bed and pulling away the covers to get up is – feeling uncomfortable. Are you feeling cold? Tired? Weak? Sluggish? Demotivated? Uncomfortable? GOOD! It’s working!
It’s your time to start stretching. It’s your time to start pushing yourself. Pushing yourself every single day will not only make you a stronger individual, it will help you creating a consistent progress of striving forward. Let’s strive for positive habits and one of them is pushing yourself through rough patches. Pushing yourself to go beyond your limits. And the repetition of this habit is important because it trains you to be an individual that has discipline. A person that has discipline is committed to do things even though it is not what they want to do or are reluctant to do.
“(…) There are some things in life you don’t need no degree for. There are some things in life you don’t need no money for, you don’t need no support for. There are some things in life you’ll get through when you tell yourself ‘I can get through this’.” – ET
Make up your mind
I empathize with over-thinkers. I know how hard it is to quiet the mind. But sometimes it is just about making up your mind. Making up your mind that you’ll not quit, that you’ll not give up. Making up your mind that it IS possible. Eliminate negative thoughts by not believing them. Decide not to believe the voice in your head that tells you you can’t do something, that you’re too weak or that you have no possibilities. Let those thoughts go and make space for more brighter and positive things. Try to develop your own set of affirmations that you can tell yourself especially when you’re feeling low.
Growing out of your comfort zone
As long as your being uncomfortable, striving forward and putting yourself in situations that make you uncomfortable you are on you’re way to get out of your comfort zone. You’re growing out of a place and state of mind that is holding you back from becoming the person you truly want to be.
“To get something you never had you have to do something you never did.” This is what being uncomfortable and growing out of your comfort zone is all about. It gives you the chance and enables you to grow out of whatever is holding you back. It enables you to strive for things that are not even present yet.
So the next time you turn down a task because you think it is too hard, decide not to go because you’re too nervous or decide to give in, I hope you remember those words:
“I don’t know what that dream is that you have. I don’t care how disappointing it might have been as you’ve been working towards that dream. That that dream that your holding in your mind. That it’s possible. That some of you already know that it’s hard. It’s not easy. It’s hard changing your life. That in the process of working on your dreams you are going to incur a lot of disappointment. A lot of failure. A lot of pain. There are moments when you are going to doubt yourself and say ‘God why? Why did this have to happen to me?’. For those of you that experience some hardships. Don’t give up on your dream. There are rough times that are gonna come but they have not come to stay. They have come to pass!
It’s very important for you to believe that you’re the one! “