I feel like I'm learning something new every day. While I've been in my current job for almost three years, there are new challenges/opportunities for me to face, such that I'm almost constantly out of my comfort zone.
You could choose to be comfortable, not learn something new, and consider where that will leave you with your career, your team, your life. Or you can choose, as I do, to confront the sensation of discomfort, recognize it for what it is and continue to learn.
In this piece, the author, a professional leadership coach, lives the philosophy of learning and being uncomfortable, something I practice myself.
While the act of learning is primarily intellectual, behavioral, or methodological, the experience of learning is primarily emotional. And it’s the emotional experience of learning — of being a beginner and making mistakes, often publicly — that often keeps people from even trying to learn.