This is a book about how to be more than ordinary. It is a book that will help you see how to be successful in a whole new way by focusing on a topic that none of us want to entertain: discomfort!
Amanda Lang believes that truly successful people don’t merely tolerate discomfort–they embrace it and seek I tout.
Business founders and university students, top athletes and couch potatoes, meditation gurus and military leaders all have very different ways of coping with discomfort. However, thee most successful believe that withstanding discomfort is a skill that has helped them in hugely positive ways.
Some were forced into discomfort through no choice of their own–a life altering illness or a business fiasco, while others signed up for it because they had goals they were determined to achieve.
Some degree of discomfort is inherently good for you. It can spur you on and push you to test your own limits.
Learning to tolerate and then embrace discomfort is the foundation for change for all of us. We must become comfortable with discomfort. This will make us more resilient and successful as well as happier.
This sounds so counterintuitive. However, after reading Amanda Lang’s book, I am so convinced of her thesis that I will try out some of her ideas.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth