Bill Eckstrom starts out his talk on comfort by describing a time in his career when he felt incredibly secure, only to be fired unexpectedly.
Due to this drastic change in his life, Eckstorm felt his self confidence take a huge hit, and his economic standing threatened -- which caused him to feel the greatest sense of discomfort and insecurity he had in his adult life. However, through this experience, Eckstorm learned that "what makes you comfortable can ruin you, and only in a state of discomfort can you continually grow."
Although Eckstrom dealt with a lot of frustration after he was fired, he soon found himself motivated to take on new tasks. With this, Eckstorm's talk on discomfort highlights the dangers of complacency and stagnation, and motivates his audience to always push forward and cast away order to reach their full potential.
The Danger of Complacency
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