It’s a way to test your limits, to improve yourself, to grow.
This was echoed in a blog post by publisher Michael Hyatt, who summarized it like this:
This rings true for me. I think there are three reasons why you and I should embrace discomfort, whether we deliberately choose it, or it simply happens to us.
• Comfort is overrated. It doesn’t lead to happiness. It makes us lazy—and forgetful. It often leads to self-absorption, boredom, and discontent.
• Discomfort can be a catalyst for growth. It makes us yearn for something more. It forces us to change, stretch, and adapt.
• Discomfort is often a sign we’re making progress. You’ve heard the expression, “no pain, no gain.” It’s true! When you push yourself to grow, you will experience discomfort.
And this weekend my friends and I did just that.
We participated — kinda randomly — in a charity dodgeball tournament at Kahala District Park.
None of has played dodgeball since probably the sixth grade. And when we saw the competition — it was hosted by the national champs Mix Plate Crew and some of them can throw a ball in excess of 60 miles per hour! — we were a bit shaken.
But not stirred.
We did it — competed for two straight hours with bruises and sore arms to show for it. Not only did we have a great time, the experience made us — or at least me — realize there’s nothing we shouldn’t be worried about trying.
At the very least, it could be fun.
Dog Kimono from Inu Inu Hawaii
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Dog kimono or yukata from Inu Inu Hawaii (www.inuinuhawaii.com)
Price: $30 online or at pet boutiques such as Calvin & Susie in Kilohana Square
The gist: Bored of the usual dog outfits? Or your pooch is quite the fashion diva? Get a kimono (or yukata) from Honolulu-based Inu Inu Hawaii, which specializes in unique Asian-inspired apparel for dogs. They come in all sizes — in fact, you can custom order ones for larger breeds — and patterns. Imagine your Rottweiler in one of these!
Best for: Dog owners, of course!