Discomfort is the currency of success? Really? Why on earth would that be? Who made the “rule” that it was? Can this really be correct?
When I first saw the quote I was surprised but then as I looked at it I saw much more in it than I initially thought.
Discomfort means you are not in your comfort zone, you are doing something that feels uncomfortable to you.
I’m sure you’ve heard that the definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Well, when we do the same thing over and over we are not only repeating ourselves, but we are staying well within our comfort zone and will never be able to progress in life or make any changes.
If you wish to make changes in your life, you cannot remain doing the same thing. Change means you necessarily will experience discomfort because this is not what you are used to. Thing is, do you want to change enough to make the adjustments that are necessary in your life?
But is discomfort really the currency of success?
If you change things will it bring you success in the areas which you desire things to be altered? Well, as you know currency can be good or bad or it can be exchanged for something else of similar value.
Fact is, once you step out of your comfort zone, you are open to a variety of changes. Will you know if it’s the right one? Only when you get to that place. Is it scary? Yes. But only when you put yourself out there will you begin to discover if you have taken the correct path or not.
Sometimes a small adjustment is all that is needed to be made.
Sometimes it is a complete change.
But until you have the courage to actually make a move in a different direction, you won’t know.
Personally, I have made a number of changes and some adjustments in my life. Some I have hated and some have brought me the best things I could ever have imagined. You never know. But until you make a move, nothing will change.
So yes, discomfort is the currency of success but it may not be initially as you would wish it to be. You may not be happy with the concept of change but if you want differences in your life, you cannot keep on doing the same thing over and over.