Imagine all the time you waste sitting on your phone all day, longing for the lives of the people inside your screen instead of going out and creating that life for yourself. Imagine what you could do if you stepped out of your comfort zone. Would you learn to play the piano? Would you go swim with sharks? Would you jump out of an airplane?
Seek discomfort is a movement started by Yes Theory, a group of guys who started a youtube channel to spread the seek discomfort movement. I began watching them a few months ago, and fell in love with what they do. They live their lives based on the premise that the times you step out of your comfort zone are the times your brain chemistry evolves, and you feel truly alive.
You must ask yourself this:
Are you living a life you would want to relive?
This got me thinking. All those times I avoided things because I was scared, would I have truly enjoyed them? So, I sat down, and added some things to my bucket list. Things I would have never done before because I was too afraid. I encourage you to do this as well. Maybe those things you have been avoiding will be the best times of your life.
I have been trying to live my life differently since watching these videos. I’m only 17, and I have my whole life ahead of me. I have been trying to read more, journal, jumping off waterfalls, hang out with my friends, meet new people, explore new places, starting this blog. I’m trying to create days that I would want to relive. Days that are filled with joy and fun and happiness.
I have a slight fear of heights, and of speaking to strangers. These are two things that I am working on. Maybe that stranger will be my new best friend, or the person that will take me on the adventure of a lifetime. Maybe jumping off that cliff will be the best feeling of my life, and maybe I will skydive and want to do it 10 more times.
It’s hard to find time to do everything you want to do. To go on adventures and travel the world. But my goal is to cross everything off my bucket list, to do a few crazy things in my lifetime, to inspire others. I want to end up at my dream job where I am not trapped and bored every day.
Starting this blog and making more youtube videos is something that I have never done because of fear. Fear of people judging me and mocking me. But, I have learned to not care what people think, and do things that I love and am passionate about.
In college I am going to strive to try new things every day, volunteer, take classes I am interested in, find my passion. I’m trying to live a life I would want to relive, and even stepping out of my comfort zone a little. And I challenge you to do the same.