Discomfort = Growth
A reasonable takeaway from my years as a road comic: I often found myself entering unpredictable situations, attempting to figure out how to compete with the pinball machine or the bartender who refuses to turn off the TVs but still expects a great show. What helped me adapt is reengineering my brain to understand that discomfort equals growth. When we're in our comfort zone, we stagnate. Pushing ourselves to embrace the unexpected pays off, in comedy and in life.