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The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead.
-- William Lloyd Garrison
 

 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Easy and comfortable

If you want to be comfortable, get a good mattress, and have a good, comfortable eight hours of sleep each night. Then, with the other sixteen hours in every day, you can enthusiastically deal with the difficult challenges, knowing that soon you’ll be in your comfortable bed again.

A life filled with nothing but ease and comfort is a very empty life indeed. If all you do is what’s easy and comfortable, you’ll miss out on all but a tiny fraction of life’s richness.

The most authentically fulfilling things are not the easiest things. You know that from past experience.

The times you’ll treasure most are the times when you’re able to make a real and meaningful difference. To bring true, lasting value into your world you must venture away from what’s easy and comfortable.

If you wish to choose success and achievement, then you must choose to be comfortable with not being comfortable some of the time. The easy things have already been done, so choose to do the difficult, complicated, challenging things that will bring great value.

In the long run, easy is not really so easy, because it leads to painful regret for the opportunities missed. Avoid saddling your future self with that regret by jumping fully into life in every waking moment.

— Ralph Marston

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