When you do anything that challenges you, when you are learning something new or when you are meeting new people, you feel discomfort.
Discomfort is a minor form of stress and, it turns out, a little stress is a good thing.
The latest research on stress indicates that minor stress elevates your ability to focus. It sharpens your cognitive abilities by releasing certain hormones and neurotransmitters that tap into all three parts of the brain: the neocortex, limbic system and the brain stem.
This is important because, well three parts of the brain are better than one, especially when it comes to stepping outside your comfort zone.
Here’s why – when your limbic system and brain stem are activated, you are able to tap into something called Emotional Power.
Of all of our memories, emotional memories are the strongest and longest lasting. So, getting emotional, while taking on something challenging, helps make that new learning stick. You activate your emotions by taking on tasks that push you outside your comfort zone and create discomfort.
So, embrace discomfort. Welcome it. Seek out situations in life that put you in a state of discomfort. Daily discomfort causes daily change and daily growth. And growth is how ordinary individuals are able to transform themselves into self-made millionaires.
Consistent discomfort is the secret to transforming yourself from who you are to who you need to be in order to succeed.