What situations do you feel most comfortable in?
The ones that are familiar and rarely challenge you, right? Where you are content with being as is.
What situations scare you?
Most times, it’s in those unfamiliar situations. Places where people know more than you, there are conversations going on that you have never heard before, and the places where you start questioning your own ideas and habits.
In these moments, it’s easy to resort to thoughts like wow these people are just smarter and better than me and wish you were back in your safe spaces. Trust me, I have been there.
But, you know what? Those thoughts come from a place of fear. A fear of trying- yet not being good enough..
Sucks, right? I know.
What I can tell you with 100% certainty is this:
Who you are today is not a permanent state of being.
The situations where you are the most uncomfortable are truly helping you grow (growing pains). Yes it’s scary, but how can you get to where you want to be if you do the same things every day?
Remember this- What you know this year is far more than what you knew last year. Your knowledge and experience is up to you. The more new experiences that you immerse yourself in, the quicker you will grow and learn.
No one was just born with knowledge and experience. Those things are built over time and it’s up to you to decide at which speed.
So in order to grow, you must realize that you can.
Simple as that.
What you may not know today, you can learn tomorrow. And just because you don’t know something right now, doesn’t mean you won’t ever know it.
You are constantly growing and becoming a different version of yourself.
How are you going to look at your life from day to day? Find new growth opportunities daily.
I promise you’ll be uncomfortable, but it will be so worth it. I promise.