Why Challenges Feel So Uncomfortable?



Ever wondered why resistance pops up when you decide to try something new?

Yes, when you try something new or accept a new challenge all the fear and “what if’s” come to the surface.

This is the same for your children.

Your comfort Zone is exactly that…comfortable.

But the reason it feels comfortable is purely because it feels FAMILIAR.

You may be familiar with the saying “Better the devil you know” where people choose to stick with what they know rather than expand out and see what other possibilities are out there.

So, you need to create a new type of familiar. If you want your child to try new things and accept new challenges then you need to do the same. You are the role model.

All possibilities are just outside our comfort zone and our mind tries to keep us safe by bringing up every fear (even irrational fears) and every excuse why we can’t do it or shouldn’t attempt it.

Today’s Inspiration Moment is a reminder to Step out of your Comfort Zone.

When you choose to accept a new challenge it is natural to feel the fear but be still and you will feel an underlying feeling of excitement.

Tap into that exciting energy to create momentum towards your goal.

When you do this with your child you are giving them the opportunity to expand and stretch into that child who is motivated and inspire.


Sit with your child and both of you decide what is something you have always thought about doing but never done.

Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be Sky Diving just yet!!

It could be as simple as taking that hike up to the Lighthouse, starting tennis lessons or flying through the air on a trapeze! (This is my one lol)

Make sure your child also sets a lofty challenge too and keep each other accountable and tap into the feeling of excitement this goal/challenge brings up.

Admit to your child “I am feeling really nervous but I am doing it anyway”


At the end of the challenge, if you succeed then celebrate and if you don’t  quite succeed then celebrate again!

Make sure you focus on a positive outcome like what you learnt in the process and what you can do differently next time. Don’t give up.

I would love to know what you and your child choose to do and the outcome, so leave me a comment below.

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