If we can train ourselves to get comfortable with discomfort … how do we do that?

Here’s a brief primer on how to train (more on these steps in other posts).

  1. Figure out your why. Know your motivation. You have to have a reason to stay in the discomfort when you’re confronted by fear.
  2. Set a shorter term goal. Something a month out, no more than a few months.
  3. Have accountability.
  4. Have training sessions — several times a week, or even daily. Just 20 or 30 minutes.
  5. Focus on small steps each training session.
  6. Be flexible in your training. If things go badly, it’s an opportunity to learn, and we can simply adjust the training instead of collapsing.
  7. Review & learn from how things go. Constantly get better.

Those are the basics.