The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Had To Do

The hardest thing I’ve ever had to do…

…was learn to unlearn all of my natural instincts.

     When you think about it, your instincts will often guide you to the safest place, leading one to fall into the same cycle they do every day. This is the danger zone of life. We must begin to emphasize the differences in each day, and the magnanimous glory we have to do things better, stronger, and faster with every step we take.

     Don’t make my mistake. I lived by my habits for years. But I learned a simple lesson: don’t listen to that voice inside of your head. Instead, just go out and do it. This is going to be a short and sweet one, but I need to vent. I need to let the world know that there is danger in seeking comfort, and not venturing out of our comfort zones.

     There was a producer I worked with named Rick Rubin. He worked with the band Slipknot, and he told me that the band (known for scaring people) came into their first recording session terrified themselves. But when he told them to (and I quote): “Go somewhere you necessarily wouldn’t go otherwise; go somewhere dark and scary,” they really unleashed their fury, to the point where the vocalist was gagging!

     The point is this: venture out of your comfort zone, go against all of your natural instincts, and climb the tallest mountain; roam the largest field; enter a dark place, unknowing of its possibilities. Either good or bad, you will realize that life is not meant to be sat around on. You need a kick in the butt. Get to it, all of you.

Author: Ryan W. McClellan

I am a Life Coach and Motivational Speaker, author of several books, and Key Journalist for LOL News.

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