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  1. says:

    I had great hopes for The Beauty of Discomfort as I am a self improvement junkie and this book was released at a time when I was undergoing a great change in my life I expected to find some solace direction or connection in Amanda Lang's latest and was sure that I was going love it but that wasn't the casePerhaps it's because I have read a plethora of books on the topics of fear and anxiety and on opposite topics love and mindfulness that this book made me yawn I didn't learn anything new and the individual examples akin to reading case studies of change and discomfort in each chapter seemed to drag on There were a few that kept my attention I'm a big uber and NBA fan so I wasn't tempted to skim read those but overall I wouldn't have actually finished this book if I didn't receive it as an advanced reader copy from HarperCollins Canada thanks folks; I was committed to giving an honest review Now this book might have a bigger impact on someone who is exploring the topic of discomfort and navigating change for the first time but with all the weighty examples the how to's for dealing with discomfort get lost in the mix It's interesting enough if a person isn't looking to dig deep into themselves but instead just wants a general overview of what they can do when they feel stuck in life A self help book would certainly be conducive to achieving lasting successful change


  2. says:

    One of those book that you can re read over again to remind yourself of the mindset you should be in when you're at a place of discomfort Providing a lot of situational cases the author takes aim to help you understand it directly without sugar coating This book covers of discomfort told through other people's experiences and stories The message being you just have to reframe your mind at times get through the painTwo great parts that summarizes it allTurning away from the discomfort of change is tempting of course because you're turning away from the risk and the possibility of embarrassment and failure But you're also turning away from the opportunity to stretch yourself test yourself and grow You're turning away from the possibility the likelihood that change will be for the better and even if it isn't you will almost certainly learn something worthwhilewhether the answer is to reframe the discomfort or ignore it or lean into it or reinvent yourself or enlist help or simply dive in at the deep end there is an answer that will take you from Why change? to But how?


  3. says:

    I was drawn in by the title of this book I've been working on not just tolerating discomfort in my own life but accepting and allowing it as well I had assumed this book would provide practical tips for handling discomfort in everyday situations Instead Long spends chapter after chapter profiling people who have gone through extreme discomfort from a woman who lost her sight as a teenager to an ultra marathoner who pushes through a brutal foot infection while running across the Atacama Desert And while these stories were somewhat interesting they were as far removed from my own reality as an account of a Martian's struggles with discomfort would beI get the point Long is trying to make in this book if these people can handle inordinate discomfort and come out better for the experience surely we can handle the mildly uncomfortable situations in our own lives right? This may be true but comparing apples to oranges rarely has the desired effect I ended up growing and frustrated as the book wore on and I was relieved when I finished it albeit no better euipped to navigate my own encounters with discomfort than I was when I began


  4. says:

    I agree with the premise of this book and I think that it starts off strong but I feel that it ended a bit weak That said I do believe that discomfort is necessary to avoid complacency and to be truly engaged


  5. says:

    I wanted to like this book but I found it to be well researched but tedious and narrow in scope Lang tries to convince us to move out of our comfort zones but spends most of her time profiling athletes with Olympian credentials or fearless entrepreneurs who are unafraid of losing millions What about us ordinary folk who just want toimprove and enrich our lives? The only truly riveting story was that of Maher Arar and he apparently has PTSD a condition which I believe goes far beyond discomfort What a rarefied world Lang must live in I wish I had read The Year of Saying Yes instead


  6. says:

    I never write review but that book was so boring It's not well search some study say yay mindfullness bla bla bla Not in my interest So long for nothing I could have been resume by try harder


  7. says:

    I liked The Power of Why probably because it was new to me whereas the message of this book be comfortable being uncomfortable is something I've been practicing for about 8 yearsI also hate that she physically describes almost every person she uses as a case study Aka with flieing golden hair and wide blue eyes barf


  8. says:

    Amanda proves her point about discomfort by telling stories of people who have endured through their challenging achievements She made sure the stories were sufficiently different to cover most aspects of discomfort After finishing the book it was clear to me that discomfort is actually a personal game changer but there is no beauty in it So Discomfort would be enough as a titleIt was a pleasure to read the book The text was really straight written in a journalistic style almost like a modern documentary crafted to attract reader's attention


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    I read 71 pages


  10. says:

    I decided to read this in hopes it would help with my anxiety I was all for reading a book about the different ways in which one can reframe and manage discomfort to be happier whether this discomfort is physical mental psychological whatever Mostly I got what I came for The book is divided into ten parts all of which follow pretty much the same format the title announces how the chapter will address discomfort and Lang starts by telling the story of someone who has overcome their discomfort in a given situation one way or the other Then she ends the chapter by relating the story directly to how us the readers can take this information and apply it to our own lives I found the format relatively efficient but here’s the thing I would have loved diversity in terms of the examples of discomfort explored The stories were mostly about discomfort as it relates to businessmen and businesswomen and athletes In fact maaaany stories were about athletes Now I’m myself pretty uninterested in sports in general yet still found those parts interesting to a certain extent Lang does a good job at linking discomfort as it relates to athletes to general discomfort that everybody experiences Nonetheless I eventually grew tired of reading about athletes’ discomfort Namely I would have loved a story or two discussing examples of people overcoming mental health challenges specifically The book touches on the topic of mental health obviously but never tells a story of someone whose discomfort was primarily a mental health or disorder issue I was hoping for that and didn’t get it


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The Beauty of Discomfort

Read & download ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Þ Amanda Lang

The groundbreaking new book from the bestselling author of The Power of WhyMost of us don’t like pushing ourselves too hard admitting we don’t know or stretching too far outside of our comfort zone But embracing discomfort is an import One of those book that you can re read over again to remind yourself of the mindset you should be in when you're at a place of discomfort Providing a lot of situational cases the author takes aim to help you understand it directly without sugar coating This book covers of discomfort told through other people's experiences and stories The message being you just have to reframe your mind at times get through the painTwo great parts that summarizes it allTurning away from the discomfort of change is tempting of course because you're turning away from the risk and the possibility of embarrassment and failure But you're also turning away from the opportunity to stretch yourself test yourself and grow You're turning away from the possibility the likelihood that change will be for the better and even if it isn't you will almost certainly learn something worthwhilewhether the answer is to reframe the discomfort or ignore it or lean into it or reinvent yourself or enlist help or simply dive in at the deep end there is an answer that will take you from Why change to But how

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But it’s something that we all can learn The Beauty of Discomfort draws on cutting edge neuroscience and provides examples and strategies from all over the world to help you become creative innovative and effective in your work and life I liked The Power of Why probably because it was new to me whereas the message of this book be comfortable being uncomfortable is something I've been practicing for about 8 yearsI also hate that she physically describes almost every person she uses as a case study Aka with flieing golden hair and wide blue eyes barf

Read & download ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Þ Amanda Lang

Ant tool for success It’s a secret known by everyone from ballroom dancers to stand up comics to the Marines Discomfort is not the same as fear or anxiety and important knowing how to take advantage of discomfort is not an innate ability I wanted to like this book but I found it to be well researched but tedious and narrow in scope Lang tries to convince us to move out of our comfort zones but spends most of her time profiling athletes with Olympian credentials or fearless entrepreneurs who are unafraid of losing millions What about us ordinary folk who just want toimprove and enrich our lives The only truly riveting story was that of Maher Arar and he apparently has PTSD a condition which I believe goes far beyond discomfort What a rarefied world Lang must live in I wish I had read The Year of Saying Yes instead

  • Paperback
  • 304
  • The Beauty of Discomfort
  • Amanda Lang
  • en
  • 21 January 2017
  • 9781443456142