Feeling uncomfortable is about as welcome by most as a pair of ill-fitting shoes. Potentially embarrassing situations, opportunities for failure, or honest conversations where discomfort is likely often go avoided.
But here’s the truth: They are actually good for you. I mean really, really good for you.
In this TEDx talk I did recently in Fargo, North Dakota, I share my story on the power of discomfort, and how welcoming it everyday, on purpose can change your life. It did for mine.
Standing on the stage sharing life and career learnings delivering this TEDx talk was incredibly fun. I’ve done many talks in my career, and this one had to be in the top 3 of most exhilarating. I shared things that many people don’t know about me.
Thank you to the beautiful city of Fargo, and especially Greg Tehven and Dr. Susan Mathison, two local community leaders who led the TEDxFargo: On Purpose movement with such passion and grace. I was honored to be a part of it.
So how do you feel about welcoming discomfort? In the comments below, share your views and experiences on getting uncomfortable. What happened when you did? You may resist leaving a comment, but push through the resistance, push through any discomfort… that’s the point!