We except it as a fitness fact. I watched an episode of “The Biggest Loser” several months ago. While some of the people seemed irritated at the process, most realized from the start that a serious amount of discomfort was on the menu. Most of us aren’t prepared to run a marathon today – we haven’t sufficiently improved our cardiovascular efficiency, muscle endurance, mental focus, or joint stability. The truth is – we’ll NEVER be prepared to run a marathon if we don’t address those areas needing improvement. And whether we like it or not, all that improving – that results in change – comes with a price of discomfort.
The formula is applicable to any type of personal improvement. We will never significantly improve without experiencing some level of discomfort.
Here’s the key: our distaste for discomfort, left unchallenged, will keep us from becoming the person God desires.
I don’t want to show up in heaven some day only to realize I reached half of my potential…