Change is Uncomfortable.
In a perfect world, we would all know exactly what our next step will be.
The reality is we don’t have to know everything in order to take the next step.
Like a college graduate, the road before us is always paved with many uncertainties. Opportunities to learn new things, accept new responsibilities, and meet new people. At times this can feel hard, long, and exhausting.
There is nothing wrong with this or with us. In fact, it’s quite normal.
One of the things I am currently learning is to become comfortable being uncomfortable.
There is a perception we learned somewhere in our youth that we are not supposed to like being uncomfortable. It can’t possibly be a good thing.
- Giving a public speech is uncomfortable.
- Moving is uncomfortable.
- Changing careers is uncomfortable.
- Leading others can be uncomfortable.
The truth is change is uncomfortable. Growth is uncomfortable!
And what do we typically do? We fight It.
We struggle to change the things that are actually trying to change us.
Worst yet, we attempt to ignore the change.
Subconsciously, we search for answers on how to change things on the outside when in reality, the answers we seek and the change we desire begins on the inside.
The next time you find yourself in a new situation, feeling self-conscious, nervous, or even inadequate, I encourage you to remind yourself just how awesome you already are. Stay open to the realm of infinite possibilities and honor your transition—you are being asked to consciously grow.
Whisper the words, “Why not me? It’s my time! I got this.”
New situations can seem scary at first. The uncomfortable feeling you are experiencing is a good thing. It means you are moving forward and exploring new territory.
We all feel the pressure to have answers. Don’t worry if you don’t. Maybe your continued growth, like mine, is simply to become comfortable being uncomfortable.