Dancing with Discomfort
The magic ingredient for engagement
Things I’m proud of have often come with phases of discomfort.
A thesis. A presentation. A workshop. Even while writing this post. There’s a certain sense of discomfort in knowing that I’m on the hook to deliver something. And there’s a sense of fulfilment from saying “here I made this”.
We need inconvenience to move us from where we were to where we want to be. - Seth Godin
In Gatherings, facilitators use discomfort to make conversations meaningful. They invite guests to be vulnerable and to engage in an open and genuine conversation. Addressing slightly uncomfortable topics can move the group to create insight and unlock connection.
When bringing people together we can create an environment where people dance with discomfort. The right amount of discomfort keeps everyone on their toes and can make for an extremely meaningful experience.