(ep. 005) Getting Comfortable with Discomfort with Ivy LaClair
December 05, 2018
According to Tim Ferriss, your success is directly related to the number of awkward conversations you are willing to have. Along those lines, a pretty popular quote is, “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” While that quote has been attributed to many people, I’ve put my own spin on it …
Growth is on the other side of discomfort.
In this audio workshop, I want to expand this concept to our mind climate. I discuss the cycle that can happen when we experience discomfort and why it’s so important to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.
What you'll hear in this episode:
The Motivational Millennial podcast guest who inspired this episode
What is an “anxious mind” and how does it relate to the discomfort cycle?
A breakdown of what happens during the discomfort cycle
The results of the discomfort cycle and how they can have a ripple effect on your life
What happens when you break the discomfort cycle
How riding a roller coaster is a great metaphor for experiencing, and breaking, the discomfort cycle
Examples of situations that can trigger the discomfort cycle
Multiple examples of a times Ivy broke the discomfort cycle
I am stronger than my discomfort.
I grow through discomfort.
Think of a time when you stopped yourself from having, or enjoying, an experience you were looking forward to because of the discomfort cycle.
Write down what your anxious mind said, or the feelings in created in you, that ultimately stopped you.
From your empowered self, write down your response to the anxious mind that will break the discomfort cycle.
Make a commitment to do something this week that gets you out of your comfort zone and stick to it.
After you follow through with this commitment, reflect again on what you said to your anxious mind and how you felt afterwards.