What does it mean to be comfortable being uncomfortable?


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This is one of those saying you hear “inspirational” speakers say. And people nod their heads like, “Yep that’s right.” But what does it actually mean?

I asked Jim Lee, a financial futurist at StratFI, and Dr. Jessie Carrie, a senior scientist at the Idaho National Lab for their thoughts. We all agreed that it’s OK to push through that feeling, because we can only improve through failure.

Jessie — who recently leg-pressed 790 pounds! — told us that, “You really can’t grow without being uncomfortable. You have to always learn new things and be open to failure and making mistakes.”

We also agreed that we have to, as Jim put it, “Fail survivably. If it doesn’t work out, have a Plan B.” It’s one thing to be uncomfortable being uncomfortable, but it’s another thing to be comfortable failing. We want to avoid swinging to that side of the pendulum.

The three of us had a fun and fascinating conversation about how to do that in business and in life. Listen in and let us know what you think this saying means.

Connect with the panelists:
James Lee: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jleeadvisor/

Dr Jesse Carrie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesse-carrie-70765036/

Dr Robyn Odegaard: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robynodegaard/

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