“Tommy, I’m pushing the needle of my growth, making the boldest offers of my life and leaving my comfort zone —but uh, I don’t know if I can do this.”

I hear a variation of this often and I always say the same thing:

This is what growth feels like.
This is what change feels like.
This is what shifting feels like.

(Sorry to burst your #influencerLyfe Facebook bubble of 60 days to passive income without actually doing any real work.)

Remember:

Leaving your comfort zone is not for the faint of heart —but what’s the alternative?

The alternative is regret.
The alternative is denial.
The alternative is apathy.

Unlike most self-development, live-your-best-life “coaches” —I never lie to my clients and say it’s easy:

Leaving the past behind isn’t easy.
Leaving the comfort zone isn’t easy.
Leaving the old narratives isn’t easy.
Leaving the familiar stories isn’t easy.

To quote Harvard psychologist Susan David:

Discomfort is the price to pay for a meaningful life.

So, can change be hard?

At times, absolutely —but it can also be riveting, full of wonder, awe, and holy-shit-I’m-doing-it moments.

You can’t have one without the other.

So, we can either choose:

  • An “easy” life where we stay in our comfort zone, buy our excuses and live vicariously through others —saying things like “must be nice.”
  • A “growth” oriented life where we step courageously into the future and build a reservoir of self-trust and resilience unlike any other.

We all have a choice.

Which will you choose?

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