The Fastest Route To Improvement



I believe that the quickest way for us to get better,  is to do what’s hard for us. 

That movement or sport that doesn’t come naturally for you, play and practice

That risk you’re afraid to take, go for it.

The conversations that you keep putting off, yea…that one…it’s probably best to have it.

The thing that frustrates you the most, attempt a different way of attacking it.

If it’s hard to slow down, practice. If it’s challenging to stay committed, practice. If you usually do it one way, try another.


The decisions that come with the most fear, doubt, concern, worry, dread, or suck….they aren’t easy ones. They often keep playing over and over in our minds, because they come along with some amount of discomfort. Therefore we try avoid them or choose the “easier” route that keeps us more comfortable. So we think anyways.

PS the idea that if you can just avoid something, you’ll stay more comfortable, and limit change, is a bullshit myth.

You may think you’re staying comfortable by not doing something, but you’re likely getting more uncomfortable on the inside.

Doing what’s uncomfortable, making the harder choice, is what will propel you forward.

It will help you become stronger, more adaptable and courageous. It will help you feel more free, less concerned and ultimately better at competing, relationships, workouts and life.

I like the quote stated this way —> “Easy choice, harder life. Hard choice, easier life.”

The benefits of doing what’s uncomfortable are bigger than any amount of benefit you’re getting from trying to stay comfortable by taking the easier route.

Keep practicing whatever is tough for you, and you’ll keep flourishing.

Action Step: Try one small thing today that feels hard for you today.

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I’m Dawn Fletcher, the owner of Driven Mind. I help driven-individuals perform better and achieve greatness in all that they do.

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  1. Brandon Lebeiko says

    I really enjoyed this message. I cannot resonate more with that feeling of discomfort building up inside because of something I’m afraid to do. I already try to get out of my comfort zone regularly, but this is a whole new level of discomfort – thanks for sharing!

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