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change is uncomfortable


but what if?

There is an uncomfortable feeling about any change.

Even if it’s fully necessary, even if it’s exactly what you want and need, even when it’s your choice.

Familiarity is comfortable, it’s what we know best.

We know who will be there.
We know what we can and cannot do.
We know how things will make us feel.
We can almost predict what will happen.
We know what we can and cannot afford.
We know that we can put food on the table.
We know who we will see, who we will talk to.
We know what we will be able to pay rent on time.
We know exactly how our days will play out, good or bad.
We know how much money will be deposited into our bank account.
We know what we are going to be doing almost every day, week, month, and year.
We know we can simply live life the way we want, actually maybe more in the way we have been.

It’s an understatement to say that not changing is easy, it’s safe, it’s simple, it’s comfortable, and it’s familiar.

It’s why so many of us stay, we avoid change, we justify, we make excuses, we prefer status quo, we don’t take chances, we endure more bad days than good and we settle.

We are afraid, terrified of the unknown because it’s uncomfortable, it’s different, it’s something we know nothing about.

I would be lying and doing myself and others a disservice if I didn’t admit that even though this change is my choice;

I am afraid, terrified even and feeling super uncomfortable.

Getting your shit together requires a level of honesty, you can’t even imagine. Ain’t nothing easy about realizing you’re the one that’s been holding you back this whole time. That your lack of discipline is the answer to some of those “why not me” questions you ask.
— the female hustlers

what if i fail?
what if i can’t do it?
what if i am not ready?
what if i preferred easy?
what if i regret my choice?
what if i run out of money?
what if i realize what i had was worth having?

but, what if…

what if i can do it.
what if i am successful.
what if i finally put myself first.
what if all the work i do is for me.
what if i make MY dreams come true.
what if it’s the life i have always wanted.
what if in the end it is worth all this uncomfortableness.

but, so what if it isn’t, i can’t and don’t succeed.

let’s take our chances in unfamiliar uncomfortableness rather than continue in familiar comfortableness that is no longer serving us, and our greater purpose.

let’s start living outside our comfort zone and see where it takes us.


“i don’t know where I’m going from here but I promise it won’t be boring.” - @thrive

Justine Cheng