Our biggest enemy is COMFORT!
Sometimes the self-defeating thoughts we entertain cause us, to lose before we even mustered up enough gumption or courage to move. We are so busy waiting for permission that we miss out on opportunities to break out of our comfort zone.
Many of us spend too much time wallowing in self-pity because things are not going the way we planned, hoped, or envisioned. The biggest stumbling block oftentimes, is unwillingness to embrace the uncertainty of life. A great woman of God once told, me that, “sometimes we have to get comfortable being uncomfortable.”
At the time, I understood but the truth is, comfort feels so good, comfort feels safe; comfort offers us a temporary escape, and comfort also has the ability to rob us of opportunities to grow.
- When we get too comfortable in relationships we starting taking each other for granted and neglecting the very thing that we should be nourishing.
- When we get too comfortable on the job, then we take it for granted that it will always be present, and we start underperforming or not elevating our level of contribution.
- When we get too comfortable, we stop dreaming, we stop making a difference, and we stop becoming better.
I think sometimes we confuse rest and comfort. Rest allows us to recover, but comfort causes to stay in one place too long. There should be a sense of comfort, but also a level of discomfort so that we do not neglect the necessary work, that is essential for our mental, emotional, and spiritual growth and development.
I wonder what is standing in your way? Has comfort caused you to cultivate an environment of fear in your life? Are you in a place of self-doubt? Are you disappointed with the life you created, but too comfortable to initiate the necessary change?
I must be honest, with you. Nothing will change until you look yourself in the mirror and say enough is enough! And decide to do something different and be stretched to a place of discomfort.
Do the thing that you think is challenging?
Recently, I have decided to work out 4-days a week to get in shape, and I’ve also invested in growing my business more because I was unsatisfied with the results. Self-evaluation is essential to our growth and development.
No matter where you are in your life, there is always room for betterment.
Start making small changes right where you are, and watch how much better your, today will be tomorrow.
If we don’t like where we are in our lives, we must make changes to redesign and reshape it.