“Growth is in discomfort.

So, tomorrow, like today was, is a new day, with new opportunities for growth. Growth is unlimited. The limits that exist are put there by us because growth is also scary. Growth is uncomfortable. Comfort is for timid creatures. Comfort is for those experiencing neither pleasure nor pain, choosing to bask in mediocrity, instead of risking it all to be something more. The path to something more is long and arduous. It’s riddled with things and people looking to divert you from the path, tempting you to take the easy way.

Getting anywhere will always be easy. Getting somewhere is hard. So you can live with discipline or you can die with regret, because tomorrow’s also just another day. Just another day…unless you make it something more.

But don’t heed seemingly powerful voices. Voices fade. Voices wither in the presence of actions. Actions have power. That power is within you. Everyday we begin making choices from the moment we awaken. Why did you wake up today? Everyday we pick our fights. What are you fighting for today? Everyday is filled with the inevitability of new challenges, new problems, and new adversities. What will problem will you solve today? Yesterday is gone, as are the successes and failures of yesterday…and don’t bother asking “what next?” ask “what now?”

This moment is yours, but it’ll soon be gone. Embrace the discomfort. Embrace the growth. Embrace this moment. Pick your fights and own this day.”

– Ryan Hoover
Krav Maga Blackbelt