Cycle of uncomfortable change

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” - Fyodor Dostoevsky

One of the most soul sucking problems about transforming our bodies is that the really big shifts that make transformations spectacular and exciting churn up a lot of fear, worry and uneasiness as we try to implement and embrace new ideas and behaviors. Our fear and worry can derail our plans to change by encouraging us to renegotiate what we are willing to do in those moments of uneasiness in order to help us feel normal or comfortable again.

If left unchecked, this process of constant failed attempts to change our actions, falling back into old behavior patterns, and then repeating this day after day with little changing can become deeply depressing making a person feel like they were never really meant to change in the first place. Does this sound a little familiar to you? The truth about the process of transformation is that it really should be called the “cycle of uncomfortable change.”

Changing our bodies requires us to change behaviors, embrace new activities and beliefs in our lives and this sets the stage for our cycles of uncomfortability to really come into action. The good news is that all these emotions that get churned up in the process of transformation are actually the first signs of change and they are completely necessary. These emotions that we usually want to quell are the indicators of our transformational progress!

A critical part of the transformational journey is embracing all of the emotions that may come to the surface as we change our lives and re-imagine what we are to become. Our fear of not knowing what happens next can get us stuck if we just listen to our fears, but it can also be a sign that you are becoming something new moving into new spaces for you and getting used to a new life feeling experience. Changing who you are often implies that we do this re-defining work so that we can release ourselves from our own hesitations, emotional blocks and limiting beliefs. But once we have done this work, we feel invigorated with life and like we can accomplish anything. While the transforming process often feels uncomfortable, the transformed person always feels empowered with confidence that tells them that they are important, special and worthy of their transformation.

I am love. I am joy. I am so very good.

If you want a personal transformation, but have struggled then let’s have a serious conversation. I want to help you. Book a 45 min discovery call with me. If you are serious and sincere I will give you my time and we will figure out if I can help you. If I can’t then we both walk away with a good learning conversation.

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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.