The Beauty Of Discomfort: How What We Avoid Is What We Need by Amanda LangThe Beauty Of Discomfort: How What We Avoid Is What We Need by Amanda Lang

The Beauty Of Discomfort: How What We Avoid Is What We Need

byAmanda Lang

Hardcover | March 25, 2019

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Why do some people drive change while others are blindsided by it?

Why are some people able to adapt and thrive?

How can we make change easier?

Truly successful people don’t merely tolerate discomfort—they embrace it and seek it out again and again. Business founders and university students, top athletes and couch potatoes, meditation gurus and military leaders all have very different ways of coping with discomfort, but the most successful among them believe that withstanding discomfort is a skill that has helped them in hugely positive ways. Some were forced into discomfort through no choice of their own—a life-altering illness, a business fiasco—while others signed up for it because they had goals they were determined to achieve.

Some degree of discomfort is inherently good for you. It can spur you on, pushing you to test your own limits. Learning to tolerate, and then embrace, discomfort is the foundation for change, for individuals and businesses alike. Becoming comfortable with discomfort won’t just make us more resilient and more successful, however we define success. It will also make us happier.


Title:The Beauty Of Discomfort: How What We Avoid Is What We NeedFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 1.01 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.25 × 1.01 inPublished:March 25, 2019Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443449849

ISBN - 13:9781443449847



Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good book! Nice read and super well written book. Some chapters were really inspiring but others fell flat for me personally. Ex: lots of stories about athletes that held a good message but weren't super relatable.
Date published: 2019-07-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok I a m a hug Amanda Lang fan, and haven't read her other book, but got this one. Great writing and ideas but found it difficult to be captivate by and didn't find it that useful info...
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice read! This is a great book if you like reading brief life stories of other people but don't expect it to be rich in substance.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Not what I was expecting - a little more positive than what the title would imply.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Difficult for me to get into In theory, I really liked the concept of this book. Perhaps unsurprisingly, in practice I was not "drawn in" to the topic of discomfort. I find Lang's style to be thoughtful and academic, but it doesn't do it for me.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! I was pleasantly surprised by the number of references to psychological concepts used in this book, which many are relevant to every day life. I would recommend this read if you want your spirits lifted, or just need a bit of motivation in life to get you going!
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Break out of your comfort zone Amanda Lang writes a very excellent book on the idea of discomfort. For anyone who feels they are stuck in life and business, the stories she tells will inspire you to work to find your comfort zone and break out of it. For those who are looking to make a significant change in their life, read this and be inspired. Even if you just want to make a slight change, read how others have handled the adversity of breaking out of their comfort zones.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational! Really loved this book, it's very inspirational, easy to read, and I love that Amanda Lang used lots of Canadian stories to drive home her messages! Would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay Not really what I wanted to get out of this book ,but it might be different for another reader.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! I really enjoyed it and learned from this book !
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! This was a fascinating and easy read! I also loved the many Canadian references throughout the book
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not recommend Big disappointment - nothing new to learn. Def waste of $.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recommended i want to read this and try to get over my fears
Date published: 2017-04-05