Have you ever heard the saying, “Experience is the best teacher”?
Discomfort builds experience. More importantly, our pain & discomfort builds an arsenal of ‘do’s and don’ts’ that we can draw from as we make decisions and take action. As I look back, the struggles, setbacks, and obstacles that hurt me in the past have gone on to serve as “protection” as I’ve journeyed through life.
Those mistakes are my lessons learned, if I’ve learned the lesson they will keep me from repeating the same event over and over. If I’ve learned and placed that knowledge in my arsenal, then I won’t need to encounter the same losses, because I should know how to avoid the situation or quickly turn it around.
Every discomfort has the ability to serve us and propel us forward, helping us to grow and to overcome our fears. Though discomfort isn’t pleasant, it builds our understanding, if fortifies our self-confidence and prepares us to deal with other challenges that may lie ahead.
Without discomfort, we can’t flourish. Discomfort is not something that we should constantly run away from, but we must face it head on if we are going to reach our full potential and experience our greatest success.
Success is not simply measured by the position that we reach in life, but it’s often measured by the obstacles that we faced, fought through and overcame.
Here are 5 growth opportunities that can be gained from discomfort -
- Focuses us to choose
- Encourages change, which promotes growth
- Leads us to seek help
- Serves as an incubator for growth
- Deposits tools needed to reach our greatest potential
ALL good things go through struggles. Don't throw "it" away because it's hard at the moment! The process of BECOMING takes time🔥