We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both at the same time. – Brené Brown
Simply stated, having courage is the willingness to fail. It takes courage to step-up and own our ideas, behavior, and actions. It takes courage to lead in times of change. It takes courage to have tough conversations with co-workers or subordinates.
Let’s be clear . . . there are times when it is fine to be comfortable. There are relationships, events, and activities that don’t require courage. We are not required to be courageous in every activity. Each of us must be intentional in our actions. We must respond with the correct action; we must do the work when necessary.
We embrace productive discomfort – we act with courage – when the events in our lives require us to step up. Be mindful of your actions . . . embrace productive discomfort, act with courage, when the time is right. Relax and be comfortable when the situation permits.