February 19, 2013

Get good at discomfort. Avoiding discomfort is very common, but a big mistake. Learning to be OK with some discomfort will change your life.
Leo Babauta via Advice to My Kids

I found this blog post through Tina aka Swiss Miss and I think his words are simple yet powerful and brings us back to what really matters in our lives.  I’ve been in a lot of uncomfortable, unfamiliar, and nerve-wracking situations over the last half year, but they’ve helped me realize how capable I am of overcoming anything that comes my way, and I believe that’s true for everyone.  I think it’s so important for everyone to feel empowered and not feel stuck somewhere because they feel they can’t overcome something.  There will always be the bad with the good and we don’t always have to see it as ‘bad’, but more of a learning experience.  I’m slowly trying to train myself not to beat myself up over little setbacks, but learn from them and move forward.  “Take a larger perspective: will this matter in five years? Most likely the answer is no.”