9 Ways To Get Comfortable Doing Uncomfortable Things and Growing Through It

Perhaps, it is easier to tell someone to be brave and to do something they haven’t done before. It’s easier to be that encouraging voice on the side cheering for them. But it isn’t as easy when you’re at the receiving end, when you’re the one being encouraged to do something you’re uncomfortable doing.


It takes courage and an open mind to do something you’re hesitant to do because it’s outside of your comfort zone, especially when it’s something you never thought of doing out of fear of failing or getting rejected.


In this episode of On Purpose, Jay Shetty talks about how doing small uncomfortable things can gradually lead you to embracing changes and improving yourself.


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Key Takeaways:



  • 00:00 Intro

  • 02:49 How to become comfortable with the uncomfortable?

  • 06:05 Principle #1: Start small, do not go for the big things right away

  • 08:29 Principle #2: Slow down, pause and reflect

  • 12:11 Principle #3: Do one uncomfortable thing yearly

  • 14:15 Principle #4: Surround yourself with people that do uncomfortable things

  • 15:57 Principle #5: Know that it’s okay to fail

  • 17:56 Principle #6: Measure the miniscule improvement

  • 20:06 Principle #7: Say you don’t know anything when you only know a little

  • 21:39 Principle #8: Accept correction and feedback without justification

  • 22:47 Principle #9: Don’t avoid and postpone what you started, start preparing


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