“The more comfortable you are with being uncomfortable,
the faster you are going to grow.”
– Steve Napolitan
Today we are going to talk about how success doesn’t feel normal.
I want you to think about where you want to go with your life and business. And, when you think about achieving that level of success, ask yourself this:
Have you been there before?
Maybe you have, and you are rebuilding. But do you want to rebuild your success to where you were, or do you want to go beyond where you’ve ever been before? I know which one I would choose. Now, if you are just starting out and going for a big goal, likely, your answer is no.
I know with my goals right now, I haven’t been where I’m going. Yes, I’ve built a multimillion-dollar business before, traveled the world, and spoken on stage—but I continue to push myself to the next level. And for me, that’s uncomfortable.
But here’s where I am getting to the point. If you have never been where you want to go in your business and your life:
How do you know how that feels?
Let that sink in for a moment. Think of anything you have ever done for the first time …
… learning to drive a car?
… riding a bike?
… getting married?
… starting a business?
… starting a new job?
… going on a date?
… being a parent for the first time?
What was it like? It probably felt exciting, nerve-wracking, and scary. All those feelings come in because when it is your first time, you are entering unfamiliar territory. It’s something you haven’t done before, and it’s also likely a place you have never been before!
Many people back out of those goals because it doesn’t feel normal. But feeling that way is the path you must take to achieve them. Staying comfortable just means you are continuing to get the same thing. But with goals that matter to you, you probably want things in your life and business to be different.
When you are not feeling butterflies in your stomach that means that you’re in your comfort zone, and when you’re in your comfort zone, you’re not growing.
The biggest thing I want you to take away today is the more comfortable you are with being uncomfortable, the faster you are going to grow. I’m going to say that again:
The more comfortable you are with being uncomfortable, the faster you are going to grow.
You’ve got to go where you’ve never gone before, to have what you’ve never had before. The fact that success doesn’t feel normal is normal.
Having been an entrepreneur for over 20 years, I can tell you I am used to having things feel uncomfortable. So much so that when things aren’t uncomfortable, I freak out! Now I’m like, “What’s wrong? We’re getting complacent in the business.”
But what’s the best way to get used to getting comfortable with discomfort? Let yourself have that feeling of discomfort. Embrace that feeling and you’re going to move a lot faster.
Have someone guide you, even. Find someone else who has gone where you want to go, and ask them for advice and help? Likely, they will also validate how you are feeling.
For now, I wish you all the success in life and business! 😊
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