Here’s the uncomfortable truth. 

Being uncomfortable. Down to the very fiber of your being, is the only way you will grow.

Now, let me say, you don’t have to be uncomfortable.

This is not a requirement to living life. You can live perfectly fine in your comfort. Watching Netflix. Drinking some vino. Naps. Ahhhh, naps. You can just choose to “live your best life” all the time.

And sometimes, I choose that too. 

Red wine with a side of dark chocolate, for the win. 

But here’s the thing. 

We always think that emotions like motivation and inspiration and passion are how we get to where we want to go.

This isn’t necessarily true.

We also have to dig deep into emotions like determination and commitment and grit.

Notice how all of these emotions suggest an add on that sounds something like, “in spite of.” 

I am determined in spite of all of the current obstacles. 

I am committed in spite of not feeling like getting it done. 

I have grit in spite of wanting to quit and dive headfirst into bed.  

None of these are comfortable, snuggly, I-really-wanna-feel-like-that emotions.

But here’s what I want you to remember:

We have to get comfortable with being really uncomfortable in order to morph into our future badass selves. There isn’t any other way than through the fire.

Think of it like this.

You have two options. Two paths. And you have to pick which one to take by noon tomorrow. 

But luckily for you, you have a crystal ball. And you can envision the paths clearly.

The path to the left is loaded with rocky, sticky obstacles and sometimes crippling fear. Maybe it’s even sprinkled with a dash of pain. 

However, you can see that if you could make it through all of that, you are guaranteed to get you to where you wanted to go. And become the woman you’ve always wanted to be. Unapologetic, strong, resilient, capable, and confident.

And you can also see that the path to the right is smooth sailing. It’s paved with beautiful distractions (like Netflix) and delicious meals and you get to ride comfortably instead of walk. 

But you can also see that it eventually loops back around, dropping you off exactly where you started. You’re comfortable. But you haven’t really grown. 

Which would you choose?

If you chose the former, you’re in the right place.

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