“We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.”
Change is the only constant in life. Change is about moving forward and avoiding stagnation. Whether we like it or not. It’s best to embrace change and maybe even seek it out. Hence why seeking discomfort plays such a huge role in my life.
Seeking discomfort also means seeking change. To seek a change in routine. It might be the best idea of your life…or the worst. Who knows? The whole point is to strive towards living a life more meaningful and purposeful.
Taste and try many different things and styles. Leave room for discovery. Discover what you like and dislike. This can assist in designing your own unique style. Don’t allow your creativity to be limited by who you were yesterday. Build on that experience. Keep moving forward. Do it for you. Don’t be afraid to be different. As artists, we strive to be unique, yet we still want to be called “normal” and not “weird”. The last thing we want to be called is normal, common, average or typical.
Don’t just be inspired, innovate.
The problem with getting comfortable with something, or finally getting into that groove and you’re feeling good about yourself and confident about the work you’re doing, that might be the best time to mix it up and change a thing or two. Sometimes comfort can hold us back. You don’t want to become uninspired or stagnant. Keep changing and shifting your perspective. Keep it fresh. The comfort zone might be safe but it’s boring. So whenever you do feel bored in life, consider making a change. Change something small. Maybe you like it. Maybe you hate it.
When I’m out of my comfort zone it feels as if I’m constantly growing and gaining new experiences. Which in essence is exactly what it is. I’m doing something I haven’t done before because I was either too hesitant to do it or I haven’t thought of it. During that experience, I’m also inspired. Inspired to do and learn more, and the entire process just begins to snowball. Before you know it, you’re living a life so fast and so full, you don’t have time to process it.
Change or seeking discomfort can lead to opportunity because you’re regularly changing your perspective by seeking out different ways of thinking, doing or being. An opportunity for your next creative idea or maybe meeting someone and learning something new from them, or even collaborating with them.
You want as many creative tools to play with in your mind.
A subscriber mentioned that she doesn’t seek discomfort overtly, but embraces it completely when it comes. I find that to be a good and healthy mindset for change. If we embrace it and make it our own, it can make the process to move forward and grow a little bit easier.