EP113 Why Discomfort is a Wonderful Thing

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In this episode, we talk about getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. Discomfort is actually a very, very good thing.


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Episode 113


KC:  Welcome to The Business of Life Podcast. My name is Keith Callahan, your host. Today, we’re talking about getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.

So whenever we want to make change in our life, the bigger the change, the bigger the thing that we’re looking to do, the more uncomfortable it’s going to be. This can kind of go for any change that you’re looking to do, whether you’re looking to lose a little bit of weight, whether you’re looking to start a new business, whether you’re looking to move to a new area, start a new – like family. Just anything that you’re going to do that’s new to you and the newer and more change it is, the more uncomfortable it usually makes us.

There’s something that happens. So, if we make a big change in our life and the change usually happens through one of two ways; either we choose this change or it’s a change that’s forced upon us. I think that the – one of the most important things is like to actually accept the change and then accept that you’re going to be uncomfortable.

The discomfort doesn’t stay though. So the discomfort is going to be here for who knows how long. The bigger the change, the more extended the discomfort is usually going to be. But it’s not going to stay. It’s not going to be permanent and just thinking about that, the – I’ve had the ability to see a lot of people go through change in their life and myself included. I’ve had the ability to see people who stick with change and those who don’t stick with it. It really comes down to the ability to sit in the discomfort, the ability to be there in an uncomfortable situation and again, the bigger the change, the higher the vibration, the higher the level of discomfort. Even listening to that, right? Like the higher the level of discomfort.

That’s not the most comforting statement. But as we sit in that discomfort and as we sit with the change, and as we do it moment to moment, day to day, week to week as we breathe through it and as we stay present – there’s a key piece there. The ability to stay present. As we do that, the discomfort will slowly dissolve and that’s how we move into a new level.

That’s how we move into a new level of fitness. That’s how we move into a new level of spirituality. That’s how we develop our emotions deeper.

So the ability to get comfortable in an uncomfortable situation, I hope that makes sense. It’s really just whenever you’re making change in your life, accept the fact that you’re going to be uncomfortable and sit with it. So I guess a diet is the simplest way to really hone in on this and to really see it. People start a diet. They have the best intentions. They want to lose X amount of pounds and then they quit. The reason they quit is that at one point, the discomfort gets to be too much. It overwhelms them and they go back to their previous ways. That’s usually what it is. Pretty simple.

If you accept the fact in the beginning that you’re going to be uncomfortable for a short period of time, then it makes it much easier.

All right. Have a beautiful, beautiful day and we will see you on the next episode. Peace!


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KC: Today’s episode is brought to you by our sister podcast, All About Beachbody Coaching. So All About Beachbody Coaching really allows us to do this podcast without having all those annoying commercials in the beginning for you. So All About Beachbody Coaching, the Beachbody business that Amy and I run, actually funds this podcast.

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