26. When embracing uncomfortable leads to freedom and joy

If you only listen to one podcast episode in 2020, this should be it. Dr. Deb Gorton, author of Embracing Uncomfortable, shares her insight as a clinical psychologist with several personal stories about how our drive for comfort is leading us away from our desired destination, and what you and I can do to start living differently.

 In this episode, we discuss:

  • How knowing your core identity gives you freedom to do so many other things
  • How when we don’t know who we are and what we value, we make the wrong short term decisions
  • How when get locked into specific outcomes, it’s hard to pivot when they don’t match our reality
  • How our drive for comfort leads us away from our desired destination

Scripture Mentioned:

  • Colossians 1:16

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Quotes from this episode:

“My ultimate goals were wrapped up in the context of comfort.” -Dr. Deb Gorton
“I was locked into specific outcome and didn’t know how to navigate life when it changed” -Dr. Deb Gorton

When reality fails to meet our hopes/expectations, we have to learn to walk well amidst the incongruence. -Dr. Deb Gorton

I know who I want to be, how I want to be, and where I want to be no matter my season or circumstance. -Dr. Deb Gorton

“As we add more to our plates and less to our purpose, we lose who we are.” -Dr. Deb Gorton

This is my season and circumstance. What are the things I can appreciate and enjoy and value? -Dr. Deb Gorton

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