Thursday, 3 July 2014

Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Ok so that title is something that Jillian Michaels said in regards to fitness, which is really not what today is about.  But I guess we can apply it the same way.  Today we are talking about how we are doing with getting out of our comfort zone in 2014.  This is kind of an interesting prompt because I actually discussed this back in May.
Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone | Feng Shui To Grow | The Tao of Dana
So where am I at?  It's a work in progress.  But isn't that to be expected?

Going beyond your comfort zone is super hard.  But I think I'm doing ok with it.  In my new role as a supervisor I'm trying to get used to saying things that need to be said, doing things that need to be done and having tough conversations.  I'm not sure that it's ever something that will come easy to me. 

In a recent training seminar that I had, the instructor said that one of the most important qualities for supervisors to have is courage.  You will never truly enjoy giving negative feedback or having difficult conversations, but you will succeed as long as you have the courage to start those tough conversations.  So I guess that's what I'm working on.  My courage.  Even though most of the time I feel like this guy...
image of Cowardly Lion from Wizard of Oz 



  1. Oh my gosh, the transistion from being just a part of the team to supervisor can be so awkward! Its all about the balance between empathy and confidence. It will get easier in time :) And hopefully less uncomfortable!

  2. I really love that you called it a "work in progress". I tend to give myself such a hard time when I fall of the wagon or lose my motivation when really I just need to realize that the change doesn't happen over night.