October 17, 2022

Forward Motion

A little unsettled with a new pursuit? That’s good!
Here's a new theory: According to research, embracing discomfort is essential for self-improvement. According to a study published in Psychological Science, students in an improv class engaged with the exercise more when instructed to push themselves to the point of awkwardness than when they were asked to feel their skills develop. According to lead study author Kaitlin Woolley, an associate professor of marketing at Cornell University, "people frequently see discomfort as a sign to stop pursuing a goal."However, the sensation actually indicates progress. You not only want to welcome the unsettling mood, but you also want it to appear quickly. A challenging experience right away (hello, jumping into an improv drill!)is motivating due to its quick feedback, according to Woolley. In essence, feeling something indicates that you are on the right path.

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Key Points

  • Engaging in the exercise to push yourself to the point of awkwardness proves to help develop better skills.
  • Discomfort is a sign that indicates progress toward a given path to a destination.
  • In essence, feeling something indicates that you are on the right path.

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