Here’s what I learned this week. #coachjoe
Being uncomfortable puts us in a precarious position. On one level, it is heightening your awareness to learning and growth. On another level, the tingling sense of being uncomfortable is your body’s way to telling you to move.
Being uncomfortable is different than being uncertain although, they can be attributed to one another. Our beliefs have a lot to do with our ability to move in the direction of discomfort. We are drawn into this inner battle between the superhero and supervillain.
The superhero empowers us to take action in spite of our uncertainty. Moving towards the unknown because we are passionate about serving others.
The supervillain keeps us at bay reminding us of the vulnerability of failure. To compensate, we temper our approach in search of perfection. Instead, we sit idling in uncomfortable until we perfect our approach.
“If you allow the supervillain of perfection to master you at this point, your flow will be forfeited.” -Jim Kwik
Perfectionism, is an endless cycle of doubt and delay. Keeping us self-absorbed and engaged in “perpetual self-evaluation”. A steady source of negative emotions focusing our energy on what to “avoid” rather than leaning into the friction of growth.
The brain perceives uncertainty as a threat. To protect you, it releases “cortisol” (a stress hormone) to regulate your body’s stress response.
👉🏻5 practical applications to get us moving into the flow of action and out of doubt and uncertainty.
- Reflect on times you were in your highest levels of peak performance.
- Journal the journey. Make note of your inner conversations, victories, and growth.
- Calendar your actions on your cell phone with alarms to remind you of that commitment.
- Identify your supervillain and define what you can do to defeat them as you head into the next action.
- Own your accountability. No one is coming to do it for you.
“Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate, and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.”