Uncomfortable Yet?

For most of us, comfort is the ultimate goal in life. We usually stick to people and situations that are safe and predictable. And if we do happen to do something out of our comfort zones it is often because we are forced to. Most of us don’t volunteer to give public speeches, really anything that puts us in the spotlight, and how often have you finished a workout thinking that it was so uncomfortable and you never wanted to work out again?! LOL! 

Throughout most of my life, I was on a quest to find safety and comfort. I was so serious about being comfortable at all times, because I was so uncomfortable, that I began to isolate myself to the extreme! To say I became a little bit of a control freak is an understatement. At the time I didn’t realize that I was aware of others thoughts, feelings, and energies. I just knew that I felt overloaded regularly and believed if I could just control everything; that would mean, finding that ultimate comfort I was seeking.Now you may be thinking, what are you talking about, Althea? I don’t feel comfortable at all! I stress about family, money, my looks, etc. Ah yes, but there is a level of comfort in that discomfort you feel. But what I’m talking about is the discomfort that comes for choosing something different! Saying, ok I have no idea how I’m going to have this particular thing or outcome, and I don’t care, I'm just choosing it now! 

Most people don’t know that when I first went to college, I was trembling each day I went to class. Not a little shaky but full blown twitching that anyone could see! Nobody else in the class seemed bothered at all, but you know what, I didn’t care! I was determined to keep going, and soon enough the shaking stopped. Was I comfortable? Hell no!!! But I was willing to do anything to change my life and keep moving in the direction of my dreams!!

I looked back over my life and realized that every time I wanted something different than I currently had, it required me to step out even though I was terrified. I started making it a little game; I would think of the college classes that made me feel like I wanted to "barf" and I’d say "ok that’s my next class, and I’m gonna kick its ass!!" I became very inspired to do almost anything that made me cringe. Let me be clear; I’m not talking about wild and reckless type things or doing something simply because it's scary. I mean, things that I wanted to accomplish, but had fear around. Stepping into and through the discomfort was the key to changing it.

Take a look at your own life. What are some things that you’ve always dreamed of doing but for whatever reason you were too afraid? Now remember all the times you did something when you were scared, and it turned out even better than you expected.

I’m sure you can find at least a few times things turned out amazing! Use that energy of those times to get inspired to refocus and allow yourself to choose what you’d like to create now!!

Thank you all for reading my blogs, as always have fun and love you :-)



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