The room of uncomfortability is the room of transformation

“Growth and comfort do not coexist.” - Ginni Rometty

I am in the business of transformations. But I warn my clients that all transformations are uncomfortable to say the least. In order to transform in any area of your life you must first change your thoughts, then habits easily change, and finally the way you see yourself eventually changes. When all of these components line up then usually your transformation is complete. The body always follows the mind but the mind must go there and live in that new place first for a time. This period of time is like stepping into a room of uncomfortability and living there until what once felt uncomfortable now feels normal. 

Unfortunately, most complain and whine when things get uncomfortable. Most people haven’t connected the dots that the level of uncomfortability that we experience is directly proportional to the level of change we experience. True transformation warriors embrace these uncomfortable feelings because they know what happens next… improvement, growth and change! Whether it be our bodies or our marriages or our careers, change always feels scary and uncomfortable when we are in the middle of it. The only reason it feels this way is because its different than our normal. Once these changes in lifestyle or habits are repeated and lived enough then they always feel normal and thus you have transformed. 

One point of clarification though. I do not technically believe that we actually grow or transform technically. I would describe the transformation process really as an uncovering or exposing more of who we each really are. When we transform in any area of our life to something that feels better, we are unveiling more of the fullness of who we truly are. We don’t really add anything to ourselves, we uncover more of the infinite nature of who we are. We show a little bit more of the unlimited goodness and greatness that we hold back from the world and ourselves whether we realize it or not. We truly are so much more than most ever know.

We are infinite joyful creatures who came to this life to play. And in doing so we have thrown ourselves into the soup of contrasting elements so that we can carve out our own wonderful ride! I am love. I am joy. I am so very good. 

About the author
Tad Inoue is an IFBB Professional League judge, Nutritionist and Professional Diet Coach for many clients and athletes worldwide. Tad has been in the bodybuilding and fitness industry for over 32 years and his clients include professional athletes, top amateur atheletes and all other competitors in figure, bikini, men and women's physique and bodybuilding, as well as individuals interested in optimal health. Tad was a National competitor in the NPC for over 30 years and now focuses his passion, knowledge and experience on helping and instructing others in fitness, wellness and athletic competition. His education includes philosophy, theology, nutrition, biochemistry as well as dietetics. He specializes in contest preparation for Figure, Bikini, men and women's Phyisque, Bodybuilding and fat loss for optimal health. Tad is also a speaker on mindfulness, motivation and joyful positive living.