Written by Suzanne


May 7, 2024

Balancing Dis/comfort

I think the idea of a comfort zone can sometimes get a bad rap. Because let’s face it, there is a lot of good about being ‘comfortable’ – it can mean stability, accountability, even growth.

We can’t exist in a perpetual state of discomfort. Not only is that agony, but it can impede our progress – just as much as a constant state of comfort can do the same.

That said, there is something to be said for times – whether they be moments, periods, or eras – of intentional courage. Of trying something new – especially if that something scares you.

And leaves you feeling incredibly…uncomfortable and vulnerable.

Earlier this year I announced that I had taken part in a three-part podcast – Revolutionizing Leadership for the Health Care System – along with my good friends and colleagues: Mark Watson, Peter Lee and Ryan William.

This project was completely outside of my comfort zone – I didn’t know how our message would be received, I didn’t know how I would sound on air, I didn’t know if people would tune in!

I think if you needed to sum it up, it would be just that: I didn’t know and I needed to step into my courage.

Trusting myself and my ability to embrace the discomfort, I found that I did know. And it got me to a state of, dare I say it, comfort.

Even better? People tuned in. They let me know the message resonated. (And even a few let me know I sounded okay!)

You can find all three episodes here: https://foxdenconsulting.com/podcasts/

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