He or she who is willing to be the most uncomfortable is not only the bravest but rises the fastest.
Brené Brown said “ask yourself at the end of the day if you dared greatly.”
She goes on to say it is more a matter of embracing vulnerability and courage in each opportunity. It’s about embracing each LITTLE thing, like confrontations, with courage rather than the comfortable route of avoidance.
This is a challenge to most people and something I am working on each day. Confrontations are not comfortable almost by definition. But taking care of things as opportunities come up embraces the vulnerability in us, improving ourselves instantly. Again, it cannot be over-stated that the importance is not so much in the BIG things (although they are important), it’s about the little things daily—embracing life’s challenges as they arise and improving ourselves almost habitually.
Leaders, take note: This habit of embracing vulnerability and acting with courage is necessary to lead great teams and yourselves.