Anyone who has ever performed physical exercise knows that there is little profit to exercising until your body feels a degree of pain. If you wake up the morning after exercising and you are not sore, you realize that the exercise only maintained your current condition. The same principle applies to your spiritual growth. If you do only what is comfortable for you, you will fail to grow. Whenever you are truly growing, there will always be an element of discomfort. You can look at it this way: “The dogs of doom stand at the doors of destiny.” In other words, the things you are afraid of often hold the greatest rewards.