Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard the phrase “Change is uncomfortable, but completely worth it!” It’s a completely accurate statement, and one I’m currently living through as I write this. I’ve been on my Instagram stories talking about how my life is kind of in the middle of a complete overhaul right now, but for so many good reasons. So, in this week’s blog post, I wanted to share my thoughts on getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.
I’ve made a big career change in the last week. I went from my serving job, into being a full-time personal trainer! As excited as I am to be in a job where I’m excited to go to work every day, it’s definitely new territory for me. I think this is why so many people are afraid of change; as much as they want something more, they’re afraid of the uncertainty that comes with it. For some people, that causes them to stay stuck in whatever situation they’re in.
As you can imagine, there are so many things to learn when you go into a new position. For me, the biggest thing I’m learning is about being able to coach clients, actually being in the same room with them for the first time in 2020! It’s a whole different ballgame, ladies and gentlemen. And, I’m here to assure you that the first time you do anything, it’s going to feel uncomfortable, weird, and terrifying.
The same is true when you’re leaving a toxic relationship, making a lifestyle change, or moving to a new state. These things are SCARY, ya’ll! But, the only way to face something scary is head on. Because, if you’ve known me for any amount of time, I don’t do “scared.”
The moral of the story? We don’t get anywhere unless we accept that change comes with discomfort. Sure, we’ll fall on our faces a few times. We may make fools of ourselves, and spend hours analyzing it. However, if we’re going to fail, we need to fail forward. That’s what I’m doing, and I’m choosing to believe that eventually, I’ll be grateful for this period of discomfort.