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Life Performance Blog: Why Discomfort Is A Good Thing

You may experience slight discomfort. It's normal — and necessary — to feel uncomfortable during this current health crisis. Think of a time in your life when you overcame a major physical or mental challenge.

Maybe that was finishing grad school. Building a house. Or trying a new activity that scared the crap out of you. (Sky diving, anyone?)

Recall how hard that challenge was.

How uncomfortable you felt. How you wanted to quit 100 times in the middle of it. Now think about the person you became afterwards.

Thanks to that challenge, you’re stronger, wiser, and more insightful and experienced.

Above all, you can point to that challenge and say: I survived that. I did that.

Hang on to that feeling. You’ll feel it again.

In fact, maybe you’ve already felt that way. Good.

We need discomfort and challenge in order to grow, improve, and change. Without discomfort, we’d stay the same forever.

After observing O Sensei, the founder of Aikido, sparring with an accomplished fighter, a young student said to the master, “You never lose your balance. What is the secret?” “You are wrong,” replied O Sensei. “I am constantly losing my balance. My skill lies in my ability to regain it.” Your Health Coach, Chris

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