Being Comfortable

It sounds counterintuitive to our biological nature, but you can train yourself to enjoy being uncomfortable.

Three days a week, I wrestle with sweaty men and women who are bending me and choking me into submission. It’s awful…and euphoric.

JiuJitsu is a palpable and tangible example of training for discomfort. But we see this phenomenon whenever we do anything difficult and get better at it: starting a new job when you don’t know if you’ll succeed, moving to a country where you don’t know the language, having enormous responsibility thrown on your shoulders…

One of the most healthy things you can do is to constantly expand your comfort zone. I’m not advocating that you torture yourself and never feel good or comfortable…but if you don’t spend every waking second avoiding discomfort, you will cherish the comfortable moments with all your being.