I sit here writing this blog post knowing that I am not the person I want to be.

I am not working as hard as I need to in order to pursue my ambitions. They are big. Ridiculously big.

I am sitting by the beach in Western Australia in shorts & t-shirt. For many people, this is the definition of happiness. This is comfort.

I sit here by the beach on my MacBook. Every piece of technology that I own is designed to streamline my life.

It’s designed to make life easier. To bring me comfort. To make everything easier.

For obvious reasons, this gives me a feeling of complacency. A sense of comfort & security.

But instead of aiming for the most efficient way to streamline our lives, what if we seek discomfort?

What if we go out of our comfort zone? After all, temporary discomfort increases your long-term comfort zone.

It teaches you to appreciate every detail in life. A cup of coffee. A glass of water. A slice of toast. Everything.

Seeking discomfort allows us to understand our limits, whilst exploring what we are truly capable of.

I used to be shy. I used to be introverted. Many years ago, I wasn’t keen on talking to people for a fear of saying something stupid.

But I wanted to seek discomfort. I wanted to prove that anything is possible. Ultimately, I am now extremely confident in pretty much any situation.

If you stay in 5* hotels, try a hostel. If you are introverted, say hi to a stranger. Overcome fear. Seek discomfort and become used to different environments.

When you’re comfortable being uncomfortable, It brings opportunity.

I write for people who want to live a happier life in the modern world. Let’s chat: Mattlillywhitemedium@gmail.com