The discomfort of fear

One of my mentors once told me that if I finish my career with a 4.0, I wasn’t taking enough risks. She also told me that I wasn’t growing if I wasn’t uncomfortable. This latter point is true for both individuals and organizations alike. This concept has always resonated with me, as have these quotes on the subject. Hopefully you glean something from them as well.

"Every time we choose safety, we reinforce fear. When we try to avoid the discomfort that we call fear, our world grows smaller and smaller."
— Cheri Huber in The Fear Book

"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do children as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."
— Helen Keller