Why You Should Be Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
The best advice I can give you is advice that I’m coming to understand and I think no matter how long you are into your career it’s something that you have to work on every day is that if you want to excel, if you want to succeed in any form of life: your full relationship, as a parent, at work you have to learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable. It’s only in understanding that the world never gets more comfortable accomplishing important things or having critical conversations never gets easier; it’s not supposed to. But if you can understand right from the get-go that it is necessary and being uncomfortable is part of a healthy and productive life then you can start to become comfortable being uncomfortable. Once you’re comfortable being uncomfortable, you’re invincible. It’s amazing how many things you can do because you’re not afraid of the discomfort of it. Whether that’s having a difficult conversation with your boss about being ready for promotion, having a conversation with a teammate about making sure you get credit for your work, or my favorite making sure 3 times a week you get in that abs exercise. All of these are examples where approaching things that are uncomfortable and just getting comfortable with it makes the world your oyster.