The process of personal growth is not always pleasant. As we look into ourselves and take stock of what we want to change we usually have to confront the parts of ourselves that we do not like. As the work of growing and changing commences we have to push ourselves out of the places where we are comfortable. We put ourselves at risk of embarrassment, we give up some of the things we like and we acknowledge the mistakes we made.
Why do we do it?
There are many answers to this question but what they all boil down to is the comfortable place we are in is not comfortable enough. This can happen in two ways, either the behaviors that have made us comfortable no longer satisfy us or we see that there is somewhere we could be more comfortable. Either way there comes a moment where we realize that things must change if we are going to be happy.
In this moment we can find new ways to cover up the problem or we can suffer the pain and hardship of change and growth.