Being uncomfortable - Journaling Morning Pages #3
Here goes part three. I’ve removed the logs of the 22nd & 23rd july, because they consisted of one liners. The 24th is special though. It deals with discomfort.
“The worthwhile is uncomfortable” - 24.07.2020
I feel .. wholesome to have written the pages. It wasn’t as easy as yesterday, but I’ve reflected on important matters.
I think .. about mindsets like stepping up and seeking discomfort. I have neglected that.
It took .. ~35 minutes.
I want to .. commit the actions I wrote about, namely acting on my impulses to step up and confront strangers. I’m bothered when people at train stations smoke outside the designated smoking areas. I suspect that most people are. Very few will confront the smokers though. Confrontation is something we avoid, because it’s uncomfortable.
Most of the worthwhile is uncomfortable! Doing those things is a habit and it’s a critical one. Your decision to act impacts your next decision. Do it more and it gets easier. Do it less and it gets harder.
“ Watch your thoughts, they become your words;
Watch your words, they become your actions;
Watch your actions, they become your habits;
Watch your habits, they become your character;
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”
― Lao Tzu
Pay attention. Seek discomfort.