376: Warning: growth may be uncomfortable

Our relationship with discomfort says a lot about our growth potential:

  • Following discomfort: Identifying the thing your team or company would really benefit from that you feel scared or embarrassed to do. Then doing it anyway because the discomfort is an indicator of growth.
  • Resisting discomfort: Identifying that very same thing. Then making excuses to delay or postpone that activity indefinitely. Or worse, creating ‘strategies’ to avoid doing that thing altogether.

When it comes to our relationship with discomfort, how we do anything is how we do everything. Including that scary task at work, or getting up in the morning with your alarm when it’s cold.

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