I recently had a conversation with someone who is experiencing turmoil in his life. Having a curious nature about me I asked what kept him in his uncomfortable situation. His response, “It’s comfortable and at least I know what’s going on, if I change I won’t know won’t what to expect.”
We have this fallacy with “being comfortable”. Is it possible
being comfortable also equates conditioning? Perhaps being comfortable
alters our perception of life.
• Life isn’t working the way we want it, we say, “life sucks!”
• Our health is compromised – we blame it on _____ (kids, work, animals, etc.)
• Relationships aren’t what we expected – it’s the other person’s fault
• Our job isn’t great anymore? – just too much stress …
• Opportunities are passed to the other person – we’re mad
Being comfortable with a menu of knowing what to expect robs us of living our best life.
One thing is certain, when we hangout with this thinking, we find our
friends with similar viewpoints – that’s a comforting thought, huh.
Scary as situations can be, by taking baby steps we can move towards a healthier outcome. Taking our head out of the sand offers us new insights. Sometimes it isn't comfortable however without taking a risk there is no glory.
To you living your best life!