“A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.” -Tim Ferris.
Once we embark on our passion project, it won’t be comfortable. We have to sacrifice, make hard decisions, “steal time from comfort” as Derek Sivers writes.
And while on the journey, there will be lots of doubts and uncertainties, lots of uncomfortable moments. It often won’t feel great. We’ll get annoyed and want to fight back against the discomfort.
But if we can hold on, sit with the discomfort, there’s a ton of satisfaction waiting for us on the other side. The satisfaction that comes from knowing we intentionally chose to do something hard, something generous, something we had no idea would work. For no other reason than we were called to it.
We were willing to be uncomfortable for as long as it took to finish the job. To make our art.
There’s no more comfortable feeling than that.