an uncomfortable self-investment

Every personality assessment I’ve ever taken has called out the fact that I don’t like change or ambiguity. While I prefer to spin this as, “I have a preference for stability,” I recognize it’s a part of who I am.

Lately, circumstances have caused me to spend more time operating outside my realm of comfort, playing up on this area where I so often struggle. It’s been exhausting, and leaves me wiped at the end of each day.

But I’ve began to notice that the longer I’m forced to function in the space beyond my typical comfort zone, the less uncomfortable the process becomes. It’s probably overkill to compare emotional struggles to physical ones, but in the same way the body physiologically adapts to pain, the mind can apparently become desensitized to adverse conditions.

I, for one, am thrilled to have more real estate in this area. It’s an uncomfortable self-investment, but one that ultimately supports productivity and growth. And I think it’s a buyer’s market.

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