Why it's okay to be uncomfortableBy Olivia Ruello | Jul 29, 16 11:30 AM
"The world needs these qualities, and our leadership, more than ever."
"It’s OK to be uncomfortable with things that you don’t know, with ideas that are different, with perspectives that are different.
Being uncomfortable means that we’re learning. It means that we’re growing. So lean into that discomfort – because that is how we end up changing."
These are the words of Yassmin Abdel-Magied, the cover star of the latest issue of Latte magazine (Premium members, I hope you’re loving it!).
Yassmin knows better than most that human connection is our most powerful tool in breaking down barriers, and it’s something we need to remember at a time like this.
There’s an unnerving feeling in the air; there’s a lot of fear – the news cycle is filled with horrible things and it all just seems to be fuelling one another.
Feeling uncomfortable is okay; it’s how we learn and how we grow. But feeling fear does the opposite – it limits us, it stops us and forces us to become insular.
Yassmin’s words are so important right now, and we need to harness our strengths as females – empathy, kindness, collaboration and connection. The world needs these qualities, and our leadership, more than ever.
Yassmin is a keynote speaker at our conference, Movers and Breakers, in October; I’d love for you to join me there – there’s sure to be that powerful female energy in abundance.