Before I started my current job, I had been on a roll with losing a bit of weight and maintaining that weight. After having worked in my current position for a few months, I found myself getting back to my old weight (and then some). I was, as people say, “eating good”. When you’re in a position where you’re making better money, it’s easy to get comfortable in your position and financial standing. You go from “eating good” to “eating TOO good”.
I have a love/hate relationship with comfort. On one hand, I want to be comfortable enough that I am free of worry about how my bills will be paid, and whether or not I can keep a job. On the other hand, I don’t want to be missing out on something because I’m too comfortable to reach for it. I don’t want to be so comfortable that I lose my hunger for growth. I firmly believe that you can unintentionally stunt your growth. I’ve come to realize that what I really want is STABILITY.
I feel like I live my life on the edge of “life is good” and “panic mode: activate”. Whenever I get a bit comfortable in my lifestyle, something happens to shake me up and make me change focus. Recently, I was shaken in a way that left me in a mental panic mode. I didn’t know what to do next, but I knew that I needed to do something. I was forced to tap into my entrepreneurial talents. I was forced to learn new things about myself. I was forced to grow beyond my struggle.
When you’re hungry, you’re not going to sit back and starve to death. At the same time, if you’re comfortable with your life as it is, you’re less likely to make it a point to pursue things that can contribute to your growth. The key is stability, not comfortability. Continue to strive for a position in life where you’re stable in your physical and mental environments, but don’t forget to push yourself for growth beyond that comfort zone. Push yourself towards greatness. Don’t rob yourself of opportunities for the sake of being comfortable.
Have you found yourself stuck in a rut of complacency? How have you pushed yourself towards growth? I’d love to know your thoughts on the matter. Leave a comment below.