Confronting Discomfort

It’s much easier to avoid a difficult conversation than it is to have one. But too often we miss out on a discomfort that will ultimately heal us.

Challenging confrontations of messy situations are an inevitable part of any collaborative process. Conflicts arise. Tensions mount. Clear communication, especially in the face of misunderstanding or disappointment, is necessary. Stifling conversation is a sign of fear: fear of losing control or veering into new territory. Opening yourself to it is a sign of strength.

We have to be able to identify times of conflict and communicate honestly and directly as we go through them. It’s the only way to the heart of the work and the joy within the process.

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