Get Uncomfortable

Get Uncomfortable

There's a story about a boy named Mikey who noticed something odd about his pet fish.

When it came time to clean out the fish bowl, Mikey filled the bathtub with water and placed the fish inside. Despite the large space the tub provided, the little boy noticed the goldfish swam only in a tiny circle in a corner of the huge bath tub.

Round and round and round.

Concerned, the boy called his mom, fearing that the fish was sick. As it turns out, the fish was displaying what psychologist Abraham Maslow coined the "Jonah complex" - it was so used to the confines of the bowl that swimming in the same small circle was all it could do when given the opportunity to enjoy larger waters.

I know I often suffer from this "Jonah complex," which Maslow named after the Bible character who literally chose being thrown into the ocean and swallowed by a sea creature rather than go and embrace the success God commanded him to achieve.

It's easy to get comfortable in our discomfort, all the while missing out on the success that comes with being a little uncomfortable. We must intentionally stretch out our Proverbial fins and embrace the unknown in order to achieve the things of which we are capable.

Change can only occur when the pain and discomfort of change is less than the pain of staying the same. When we are comfortable being uncomfortable, we unlock our fullest potential.

Is a fear of the unknown holding you back from unlocking your best self? I'd love to share with you how a health and fitness plan can help you break through those barriers and unlock the strong, confident person inside. Simply fill out the form below!

When we're at our healthiest, life falls into place - our schedules, our feelings, our relationships, our careers, the list goes on. I encourage you this week to test the waters - explore something you've only dreamed of, and be amazed at the results!

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