What I lack in execution I make up for in planning and organization. I love being in situations where I have control over things. It might seem boring to some but to be honest I love predictability. But the last couple of months have put me in situations that have taught me the importance of being comfortable with the unknown.
The more I think about it, the more I realize that no matter how much we plan nothing ever turns out as you thought. In one way or another you’ll hear people say that growth happens when you are out of your comfort zone. And what does this look like you might ask. Being out of your comfort zone means letting go of hesitation so as to stay in tandem with the rhythm. It means acting on your ideas as soon as you get them. It means pushing yourself in unfamiliar places and doing things that you would normally not do. But most importantly it means knowing that things don’t always turn out as planned and being absolutely fine with it.
God always has our backs and I guess that’s the whole idea behind faith. I don’t know if this applies to you but the more I try to control and take things into my own hands the more things get out of hand. I am not yet there but I am learning how to let God take the wheel. So long as you play your part and put in the work trust that God will handle the rest.
Here are a few pointers that I’ve found useful when it comes to letting go and embracing discomfort;
Use planning as a tool for growth but not as a measure of success because more often than not things will not go as planned.
Learn to let go of control and be open to diversions and changes.
Learn how to embrace fear and failure.
When you get knocked down which will definitely happen just get up, dust yourself, learn from it and keep moving.