There, I said it. It’s the thing we avoid. Be it physical, mental or emotional, we try desperately not to look it in the eye. We turn the other way and pretend. The irony being that, the very thing we avoid is often the thing that will enable us to grow, learn, adapt and become a better version of us. In many instances, the uncomfortable place is the place where adaptation and learning happen. The place we should visit. If personal growth is the goal, then comfort and familiarity are often developmental handicaps. For many of us, it’s our constant need for all things familiar, easy and painless that keeps us stuck in a place we don’t want to be.

“When our fear of mediocrity is greater than our fear of discomfort, then success is the likely result.”

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