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Nothing would be done at all if a man waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.
-- Cardinal Newman
 

 

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Comfortable

Comfort is helpful until it is not. Too little of it wears you down, while too much of it can hollow you out.

A comfortable situation will give you space to heal, to re-energize, to build strength. Other times, too much comfort for too long engulfs you in thick, smothering complacency.

Seek to avail yourself of those comforts that enable you to act with confidence, initiative, and effectiveness. Distance yourself from the comforts that entice you into endless repose.

The comforts that serve you best are the ones you can venture away from, knowing you can rely on being able to return. Whether they are places, ideas, people, or experiences, they encourage and facilitate the exercise of your strengths and capabilities.

The comforts that can entrap you are those that threaten not to be there when you come back. Such comforts that limit your participation in life are not in your best interest.

Make yourself comfortable, but not too comfortable. You’ve got a rich, challenging, and fulfilling life to live.

— Ralph Marston

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