Discomfort is a Prerequisite for Success

The biggest roadblock to achieving a goal is often wanting to stay inside our comfort zone while doing it, this is IMPOSSIBLE.  Let me give a quick example from my own personal life…

I often wanted to build my own business, make my own money, and never have to rely on a 9 to 5 office job.  From a young age I knew it was “my calling” so to speak.

Anyways after college I got a 9 to 5 job and it was okay for 6 months but then I really started resenting it.  The job was fine but I disliked the atmosphere, it often felt like going to jail everyday, and I hated the remedial stupid tasks they had me doing it.

So in my free time I would try to work on business ideas however I could never do it.  I just never really had the motivation to work another 3-4 hours after coming back from my boring day job.  You see I was trying to achieve my goal of building my own business without stepping outside my comfort zone.  It simply didn’t work.  So I knew what I had to do.  I had to quit, and figure it out from there, so I quit without really any kind of plan so to speak…

When I quit I faced another challenge.  I had great business ideas but the fear of failure had a really strong hold on me and I never really gave it my all.  In many ways I was a mess.  I let the fear of not knowing how I’m going to pay the rent really get a hold of me, and I crumbled.  So I eventually went back to another 9 to 5 job.  But guess what…

Six months into my 2nd job and I started feeling miserable going to work.  The job was good and it actually paid a lot of money.  So I decided to quit again.  Yet this time it was much harder, having failed the last time, I learned from my mistakes and put together an action plan to improve my chances of success this time…

I can’t even begin to tell you how uncomfortable it was to quit once again.  Even explaining it to my family and friends a 2nd time was a little tough.  They would often give these strange looks and think I’m going through some “phase” like a teenager or something and hope that I snap out of it soon and go back to the “real world”…

Anyways this time, I didn’t let fear hold me back, I really stretched my comfort zone in so many way that basically within 2 months of quitting I had setup a business idea that was making me $300 per month of passive income, income that kept coming in without me having to work for.  A month later I replicated the same idea and started another business that brought in more passive income, and things started taking of…

And the big key was stepping out of my comfort zone instead of letting my fears choke my creativity and my abilities.  So if you’re feeling stuck right now or in a rut, then you need to regularly get out of your comfort zone.