Discomfort, A Growth Process

Why discomfort makes one grow faster mentally?

Having an unpleasant experience most probably could be an action that most people try to avoid. Other than it would make one getting frustrated, some significant unpleasant event may create a bad memory or even causing a trauma. However, why discomfort make people grow?

Discomfort is a feeling of uneasiness, anxiety, and unpleasantness. When one has encountered discomfort, one would subconsciously try to escape from the discomfort zone. Discomfort feeling is necessary to counter the human nature of survival. With these feeling, one could avoid being end up in a bad situation.

However, if one is constantly avoiding the discomfort zone, it will reduce the capability to handling risk. As one getting risk-averse, one could avoid any opportunity that requires the risk. Positively, the one who has stayed in the discomfort zone will aim for stability in their life. On the other way, it could stop one to grow.

The constant exposure to discomfort events can eventually improve the resilience towards adversity. A runner may be feel exhausted although he has practice running for a period. However, the trained runner distinct oneself from others from the stamina. A runner could be running at a faster speed and longer distance compared to the others.

To conclude, exposing oneself to discomfort circumstances will eventually train one to be resilient towards challenge and adversity. If one complete a more challenging task, one could be likely to achieve success in one’s field. One may not eliminate the discomfort feeling, by constant exposure to discomfort undoubtedly would make oneself withstand it and grow.

“One may not eliminate discomfort. By getting used to it, one could be resilient towards adversity.”

What is the discomfort obstacle that you want to overcome?

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