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Discomfort is your Friend

When you’re an adult, there’s inherent discomfort in pushing yourself and taking risks.  It seems like you need to be calculated.  The older you get, the more odds are against you.

I don’t believe that to be true.

If you have children, think about how they take to risk.  If you don’t have children, think about the time your parents yelled at you for trying to touch a stove burner or stick something in a light socket (you know you did this – stop looking at me awkwardly).

So instead of trying to figure out why you don’t take as many risks as you did when you were 5 (it would clearly be bad if you tried to match the number now), evaluate your status as an adult and ask yourself if you take enough risks period.

Do you try new dishes at restaurants, or order the same thing?  Do you always go to the same restaurants – or have you tried someplace new?

Do you always listen to the same music, or with honest ears have you tried branching out?

Have you pigeon-holed yourself, your life experiences, and your opportunities to just what you know and what you’re comfortable with?

Are you too comfortable?

I don’t need to answer this question for you.  As a reading, breathing, living adult you can honestly evaluate your own boundaries.

But if you need to push them, be honest and push them.  You’ll thank yourself later that you did, forget about me.

Just remember, discomfort is your friend, not your enemy.


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