Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Entrepreneurs Must Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Embarking on an entrepreneurial journey is anything but easy. It is something that many people want to engage in, but only very few actually succeed at in the long run. It takes a lot to truly make an impact and thrive as an entrepreneur, but the scariest part is that there is no one blueprint for success. Comfort, therefore, can be seen as the enemy; the main obstacle on the road you have taken.

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Explore Discomfort Zones

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We, as human beings, have the natural tendency to prefer comfort. However, in order to be an entrepreneur you’re not only going to have to learn how to be comfortable being uncomfortable, you’re going to have to crave it. After all, growth only happens when we leave our comfort zones behind.

The Easy Part

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In my previous article, I discussed the importance of continuing your education in order to gain skills that are necessary to become a successful entrepreneur, instead of skipping out on college entirely. The task of searching for Entrepreneurial Programs is easy, but how do you then determine which school will provide you with the best experience?

Be Bold

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The day-to-day life of an entrepreneur is all about discomfort. Each day has the potential for great failure or success, and there is nothing comfortable about it. If you want to create something great, then you will experience pitfalls during your climb to the top. When you are looking through local and far away schools that offer Entrepreneurial Programs, the best thing you can do for yourself is to take a huge leap out of your comfort zone and go to the university that will take you there.

Adaptability is Key

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Being bold can be a crucial part of the job but that’s not all. Once you’re out there facing challenges, it would take more than just being bold; you need to adapt as well. Think about it: if you can’t learn how to make a potentially uncomfortable four-year situation into a comfortable experience, how do you expect to overcome the failures that you will face when you own your own company?

Fuel Your Fire

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Start-ups such as Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest all pivoted from their original ideas due to challenges they faced in the marketplace. Their founders were forced to identify a problem and come up with a solution in a short span of time in order to keep their businesses afloat, which clearly paid off. Katie Fang, Founder and CEO of SchooLinks believes that, “Risk-taking is an essential part of creating a startup. If that leads to temporary failure, then you have the opportunity to reflect and learn from your mistakes.”

Now, when you have your next great idea, are you going to sit, stagnant, and remain content? Or are you going to take a risk and chase that opportunity? When it comes to deciding your future, be bold, and let your temporary discomfort fuel your fire to do something great. The risks are high, that much is true, but the rewards can be even higher. There should be no doubt about that.

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Kara Schell graduated from The University of Texas, Austin with a BS in Applied Learning and Development. She currently works as the Content Specialist at SchooLinks