Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Engage with the discomfort: a seasickness metaphor

Very bumpy boat trip. The place to be is right at the edge of the boat, looking out at the horizon.

At least then you're engaged with the situation, rather than being inside trying to pretend its not bumpy. Perhaps less seasickness.

That makes sense, I suppose. Much as in many other things I do. Make the call to the angry customer, tell your boss about that mistake, do the press interview if you represent a company they're pursuing.

Engage with the discomfort. The overall damage will be less. It doesn't mean you won't still get so sick as to throw up.

UPDATE: that's right, the symptoms. Sweatiness, watery mouth, nausea, vomit. Very familiar.

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