Growth generally comes from discomfort, both physically and mentally. To improve your cardio, you must exercise at a sustained point of discomfort to grow. If you want to build muscle strength, it requires an uncomfortable level of resistance to grow. If you want to be an accomplished leader with people each day, a level of discomfort comes with this as well.
To lead, you won’t just stand still in the status quo. The group is engaged and driven to succeed to a higher level via discomfort. The others will provide resistance, unless you have the perfect group. This resistance creates a point of discomfort for the leader and for those that grow with you.
Comfort exists where there is no mental or physical level of resistance. Some level of discomfort is required to work through the points of resistance to make something better, to improve ourselves and often to make a difference in another’s life.
“To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” — Elbert Hubbard —