My best portrayal in scribing down the chaos that goes through my mind on paper. My personal thoughts and muses with simple and complex notions on an ever long journey to become Big, Strong, Fit, Healthy—to become a Beast. Entry #6 Comfort Too many times we give into the gravitational pull of comfort. We need comfortable shoes and clothes; we find happiness in comfort foods; even when we go to bed, we spend hundreds, even thousands dollar on fancy padding to be comfortable. Comfort is the first symptom of the disease mediocrity. It’s when you step out of the comfort zone to rid yourself of “good enough”. It’s aiming for phenomenal and extraordinary even when you’re teetering on the edge of error and failure. It’s when you don’t have the luxury of what feels good that you progress. It’s when you go in, head first with the idea of being stopped is non-existent—when you learn how to get comfortable with the uncomfortable—that’s when you wind up successful for taking the risk. You must sacrifice your comfort and delve into the uncomfortable—only then will you cure the disease of mediocrity and bring forth a creation of unparalleled greatness. In life, the most successful and happy people did the “impossible” or “foolish” things that people doubted they could do, things they didn’t like, or even feared. They lead with their heart when they were blinded at times with their passion. They pushed through resistance that the rest of the world handed to them, and they conquered…they achieved. They got comfortable with the uncomfortable. And they wound up successful for taking the risk. From a training aspect, you’re placed in an uncomfortable setting: minutes upon minutes spent doing cardio, iron weights upon iron weights adding up—it’s the resistance that keeps us wanting more. It’s the struggle and the teeth clenching reps that make us grow. It’s hitting that breaking point, that “am I going to be able to do this?” feeling—it’s proving yourself wrong a split second later and getting it done. It’s proving to yourself that there are limits, but you’re able to, and going to, surpass them. You have to get comfortable with the uncomfortable. And you will successful for taking the risk. Danny Quach is a graduate of the University of Georgia where he majored in Health Promotion and Behavior. He’s a powerlifter at heart and has done it for over six years. He just competed in his first bodybuilding show in Summer of 2011. For powerlifting, he holds some Georgia records. In his first bodybuilding competition, he placed 2nd in Novice in INBF Southern States. His favorite past-time? Throwing girls around and catching them.