The magic happens outside of your comfort zone. Always has, always will.
You must get used to the fact that success requires an enormous threshold of discomfort, fear and inconvenience.
This truth applies to every definition of success; it applies to everyone and to every endeavor. In short, you must get comfortable being uncomfortable.
Inconvenience and discomfort are part of the foundational building blocks of success. Every person who has ever been legitimately successful has formed the habit of doing things that others don’t like to do.
Unfortunately, our society has placed such a high premium on convenience and expediency that it has enabled weakness, while also creating an inability for many to perform at peak levels.
The acceptance of inconvenience and discomfort explains why people with every apparent qualification for success become disappointing failures, while others achieve outstanding success in spite of many obvious and discouraging handicaps.
In other words, we’ve got to realize right from the start that success requires an unconventional approach and a much different philosophical view.
True success is something that is achieved by the minority of people, and is therefore unnatural and not to be achieved by following our natural likes and dislikes nor by being guided by our natural preferences and prejudices.
We have to accept that becoming uncomfortable is not a nuisance, but a necessity to growth, excellence and success.
The list of things that most people don’t want to be inconvenienced by is too long to permit specific discussion, but saying that they all emanate from a willingness to embrace easy and convenient solutions to just about any situation can dispose of them all.
Every single qualification for success is acquired through the habit of inconvenience and this is done by moving outside of your comfort zone.
People form habits and habits form futures. If you do not deliberately form good habits, then unconsciously you will form bad ones.
You are the kind of person you are because you have formed the habit of being that kind of person, and the only way you can change is through habit of inconvenience.
As long as you live, don’t ever forget that while you may succeed beyond your fondest hopes and your greatest expectations, you will never succeed beyond the purpose to which you are willing to surrender.
Furthermore, your surrender will not be complete until you adopt the winner’s philosophy that all progress, change, and success is based on a foundation of inconvenience.
We’ll close as we began this rant, the magic happens outside of your comfort zone. Always has, always will.
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