Often, when presented with a responsibility, we can look at it as an opportunity, or we can look at it as a chore.
Most of the time, if we see it as an opportunity, we will take it up. But if we see it as a chore, we will probably try to reject it away.
Unfortunately, we don’t always have the best of foresights to determine if it’s really an opportunity or a chore. Most of the time, it is only after we take it up, then we will know how beneficial it is.
Knowing our human nature, if it’s a 50/50 judgement, we will naturally be more inclined towards resisting any additional responsibilities, especially when there’s little to no extra rewards.
But it’s those who can overcome this resistance that will get to taste the sweetness.
True, it’s uncomfortable. But it’s also true that growth and success will often go to those who are able to overcome this discomfort.