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Screw Comfort

I've tried rewriting this 5 times now. Changing the title, delete, write, rethink, repeat. In America, we are obsessed with being comfortable. If we don't have a comfy chair at work or our daily dose of caffeine we simply can't make it through. Many of us live our lives by one simple rule, follow comfort.

In a way, it makes sense. Why would anyone ever seek to be uncomfortable? Why strive for anything that isn't safe or pleasurable? I don't know the answer to either of those questions at the moment. I'm not yet that wise. But I do know that what discomfort leads to, is unimaginable growth.

When is the last time you did something that scares you? Something that challenges you? And when is the last time you actually chose to do that and didn't simply have to face it because there was no other option?

These don't need to be big, crazy things. I mean trying something new, speaking about a crazy idea you have to your boss, talking about controversial topics with those who may not agree with you.

This is how you grow. This is how you become strong. This is how you become interesting. If you feel like you're living a boring, uneventful life, it's probably because you are and it is definitely your fault. All you need to do to change it is to start seeking out the uncomfortable things. The things that scare you. The people that challenge you. The God that calls you.

So make a list. What are those things you normally avoid? The things that scare you? Challenge you? Stretch you? Make that list that makes you want to burn it and start running towards it. A year from now, you won't even recognize yourself.

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