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People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
 

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Comfortable or fulfilling

Comfortable clothes, a comfortable work environment, a comfortable place to sleep can all be highly enabling. Yet after a point, the desire for more and more comfort chips away at your willingness and ability to create real fulfillment.

Junk food and idleness are comforting, yet they come at the expense of good nutrition, regular exercise and fitness. Blaming others is comforting, yet it blocks you from the power and fulfillment of taking responsibility.

Scrolling through social media is comfortable, but accomplishes nothing of lasting value. Real fulfillment comes from getting out and participating in face-to-face social interactions.

Complaining about your problems brings a degree of comfort. Yet a much more effective and fulfilling option is to get busy and do the work that will address those problems.

If your comfort is getting in the way of true fulfillment, it will soon cease to be comfortable. Then what you’ll end up with is neither comfort nor fulfillment, but regret.

Momentary comfort is a poor substitute for lasting fulfillment. Choose always the path that leads to fulfillment.

— Ralph Marston

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