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Dislike, Discomfort

I don’t do things I dislike, but I do many things to feel discomfort.

If I dislike an activity—if I don’t enjoy it—I remove it from my daily life.

I’m serious about growth, though, so I often place myself in situations that help me grow; these stoical experiments frequently make me uncomfortable.

The difference has to do with timing: When something is new and unfamiliar, it is, by definition,  not natural, not comfortable. In the long run, though, I don’t keep drudging through tasks I don’t enjoy—I move on to something new. Life is too short to do anything you dislike.