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Friday, September 3, 2010

Beyond comfort

It can be easy to become comfortable, and that comfort can then become a trap. Though comfort feels nice, it can also hold you back from being your best.

After a while, as good as it can feel, comfort will become stale and tedious. You have a fundamental need for growth that, sooner or later, must be fulfilled.

Instead of using the comfort you’ve achieved as a refuge from life, use it as a platform from which you will have the confidence to reach even higher. When you’re feeling comfortable, see it as an opportunity to raise your standards.

No matter what level you’ve reached, you are always capable of reaching even higher. What a shame it would be to miss out on life’s biggest opportunities just because you wanted to stay comfortable.

Think back on all the times in your life when you’ve made the greatest progress. Although those times very likely felt uncomfortable, look at all the wonderful and valuable things you accomplished.

Enjoy the comfort you’ve earned, and then step boldly beyond that comfort. For there’s no end to the real value and joy that you can create.

— Ralph Marston

 

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