The professor that I remember most was a badass who didn’t take shit from anybody! (I lived for it lol!). I met her 2 years ago at my student orientation. Her advice to us then was to “be comfortable with being uncomfortable.” I can vividly recall how puzzled students were after hearing this statement and some whispering to others “what does that mean?!?”. At first, it didn’t make any sense to me, but when I took her courses, I noticed that she would often repeat that statement when anyone was feeling apprehensive. She would remind students that this part of their journey (the program) would be uncomfortable at times because it is new territory. Nevertheless, she would say to keep going.
So what does that statement mean? Simply put, NOTHING and I mean NOTHING grows out of comfort! You must be willing to shake the table (figuratively speaking!) in order to move to the next level. It will be uncomfortable once you step out of your comfort zone, but it is part of the process of becoming your best self.
There’s often that fear of “what if it doesn’t work out?” or “what if things don’t go as planned?”. And so what if it doesn’t? Or better yet, what if it does? No matter the result, you can either learn or grow from it (which is a win-win situation if you ask me!). It can be the scariest yet the best thing you do for yourself! Do not let fear hold you back!
So again, as weird as it may sound, be comfortable with being uncomfortable.
All the best,