Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Anyone can execute when they are comfortable, however a small percentage of humans can execute a mission when the pressure is on. It’s why we must strive to get comfortable being uncomfortable, not just personally but professionally, too.

We have made life too comfortable. We give “participation” trophies, and do not reward those that work the hardest. Expectations are low in school and in business. We excuse based upon the “impact” of Covid and set standards lower. We allow people to work remotely because it is more convenient for them.

It’s easy to coast by and let things be when someone else takes care of things in your life, when you live at home with your parents. Your meals are prepared, clothes washed, and you come and go as you want. Your spouse takes care of finances and pays your bills. Your paycheck covers your expenses.

Maybe you’ve been at the same company under the same boss for over a decade. Your annual reviews are satisfactory; your annual increases are ok. You have few real challenges. Your boss is laid back. So, you slowly become totally complacent with life. It becomes routine, almost boring.

But what happens if the plug gets pulled? You get laid off or are forced to work different hours. Would you have anything of your own? Or would you be helpless? Relying on one thing, and one thing only, is risky. That one thing could be one source of income from a company, or one person to provide the support you need. Your entire world teeters on it like a crutch. Without it, everything comes crashing down.

Are you willing to step outside of your comfort zone and try new things, even if they make you feel uneasy or uncertain. Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable is a great way to grow and learn.

If you’re looking for ways to get comfortable being uncomfortable, here are some tips from

  • Start small: Begin by taking small steps outside of your comfort zone.
  • Practice mindfulness: Focus on the present moment and try not to worry about the future.
  • Embrace failure: Remember that failure is a natural part of the learning process.
  • Celebrate your successes: Take time to acknowledge your accomplishments, no matter how small they may seem.

Remember, getting comfortable with being uncomfortable is a process that takes time and effort. It will not happen overnight or without some amount of effort.


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