Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

The best way to change your life is to put yourself in a position where you are uncomfortable.  Life isn’t mastered by anyone.  There are those who wouldn’t be able to stand for one second in an Olympic competition, and on the polar opposite of that there are those who are afraid to get up and speak in front of a crowed.  How to we become masters of our lives?  The trick is to learn to feed off resistance, to push ourselves into the deep end where the sharks swim, to call upon Darwin’s law of survival of the fittest, and to embrace the ‘fight or flight’ reaction to danger.

Resistance is the key to growth. Astronauts face a peculiar problem on extended journeys into space.  Because there is no gravitational resistance their muscles and bones start to deteriorate.  So they have to work in special equipment for up to 4 hours every day to keep their body functioning properly.  So the simple lesson take away resistance and the body starts to become weaker.  This is easily reversed, ad resistance and the body becomes stronger.  To ad resistance all you have to do is get outside of your comfort zone. Start running till you can feel your heart beating in your chest.  Like the old adage goes, No Pain No Gain.

There is nothing more dangerous than comfort. It can come in many forms and it always promote the same thing- lethargy.  “There is no need to move, to eat, to work, because I am comfortable.”  Of course rest is a necessity for the body, but when you become addicted to it then it becomes sloth.  All things in life can be addictive, comfort is no different.  In fact, it is one of the most addictive things on the earth.  The reason people smoke cigarettes despite the fact that it takes minutes off their life with each drag, is because they feel comfortable doing it.  Without it they feel uncomfortable, and it is terribly hard to wade through the uncomfortable withdrawal process.

Withdrawal from the sedentary lifestyle you live and start doing something that makes you feel uncomfortable.  You will absolutely thank yourself later.

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