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bailee learning to get uncomfortable

September 7, 2010

Your Enemy is………….

In my opinion the biggest enemy to mankind’s progress is comfort. We as human beings naturally seek comfort. There is nothing wrong with being comfortable and enjoying life as long as it’s planned comfort.

Imagine if the Wright brothers didn’t like getting uncomfortable. We wouldn’t have planes. Imagine life without planes.

What if Thomas Edison stopped trying to invent electricity? Everyone laughed at him and ridiculed him after he literally failed over ten thousand times. Edison didn’t give up. Imagine life without electricity.

As kids we all fell down hundreds of times. But still got up and tried walking again only to fall down again and again. But we kept trying.(side note: it’s hilarious watching Bailee walk. She looks like a drunk driver taking the sobriety test) 😆

Somehow as we get older when we fall down we want to quit, we want to give up, we want to make excuses. Why is that?


It’s not easy getting up early, it’s much more comfortable staying in bed and pushing the snooze button 37 times.(Trust me I struggle with that every morning myself)

It’s not easy going to the gym because it’s much more comfortable staying home watching reruns of your favorite TV show. (Entourage rules)

It’s not easy making healthy food decisions and planning your meals because it’s much easier and convenient for us to drive through In-N-Out and order #1 combo, animal style with a vanilla shake. (Elaine are you with me) Side note: I love In-N-Out as much as anyone in the world and occasionally do indulge.

As you can see as humans we got to learn to get comfortable with discomfort. We have to learn to embrace diversity. This is when we grow (not by height or I would have already been 7 feet tall not 5’4 and a half) Yes when you are as short as me every bit counts. 😆

All of us reading this post have gone through some hardship, discomfort, and pain only to come out a better person as a result.

How many times you looked back at a hard time in your life and say “I am glad that happened because it made me who I am today”.

When my baby girl was 6 months old we enrolled her in swimming classes with Cogua Aquatics. It was the hardest thing for me to see her cry.

Personal note: The first time she got her shots I started crying. I couldn’t stand seeing her cry.

Personal story: I almost drowned when I was 3 years old. It only takes a split second.

But look at my little 13 months old princess now she can swim like a fish. She and I both had to learn to get uncomfortable to reach our goal. I am hoping to teach her to learn to embrace diversity at a young age.

By the way I fully recommend Cogua Aquatics for swimming lessons. They can be reached at 909-234-1827.

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