Choose Your Own Discomfort

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Brian Kight

By nature we don’t like difficulty and discomfort. We intuitively avoid it. So much of human innovation continues in an attempt to increase ease and comfort.

But we don’t get rid of difficulty. We just transfer it. Avoiding discomfort now only moves it to later. Skipping it here shifts it to there.

The parent who protects their child from failure only delays and intensifies the experience of failure in their kid’s life.

The person who avoids the discomfort of working out only transfers it to the discomfort of being out of shape and insecure about their body.

The leader who fails to hold someone accountable because it’s stressful only adds stress to their future working relationship.

Just remember this: you’re never escaping the discomfort. You’re just transferring it to somewhere else.

Everything is training for something. Do the work.

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