Choose One. Not Both!
"Comfort" and "Success" are not compatible (unless seeking immediate comfort is your only goal in life). Seeking both comfort and success will not lead to much if any success and most likely only lead to some comfort. Success requires risk and failure and sacrifice, while comfort opposes those actions. When we set our alarm for an early wake up call and choose to drag ourselves out of bed to workout in the cold and dark early morning hours, we are much more likely to reach our athletic or fitness goals, while experiencing a varying range of discomfort. When we deny ourselves a third or fourth dessert, it is very uncomfortable but brings us that much closer to successfully reaching our New Year resolution goals. When we step out of our comfort zone and have that hard conversation with a family member or friend or co-worker, we are closer to a more meaningful relationship that is built on trust and respect. When we take time away from leisure activities to serve others, we help others have success and are reaching our potential toward successfully helping "others". If we desire to move closer to our goals, we must also seek to being uncomfortable.
1/4/2018 01:53:55 pm
This is a fantastic post, thank you Coach. I have found a related corollary: when faced with a choice between two paths, always choose the less comfortable path and good things will invariably follow.
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