What comfort tells us about change

Being comfortable is not a measure of certainty or that something good is going to happen – it is an indication that you are operating within the bounds you always have.

Similarly, if the thought of some action or a certain situation is making you feel uncomfortable, it is not that something bad or unpredictable is going to happen (and therefore needs to be avoided) – it is an indicator that you are dong something you haven’t done before.

If you want something in life you’ve never had before, you need to do something you’ve never done before.

2 Replies to “What comfort tells us about change”

  1. Being comfortable is usually used by people in the context of achievement; having ‘made it’ and ‘we’re quite comfortable’ but so often is it misused and misunderstood.
    What it can actually mean is that you don’t know what you really want from life and think that all the sacrifices you are making on a daily basis to earn a decent living and keep the ‘roof over our head’ are justified and have yielded a good crop.
    Instead why not think of the things you can change that make you feel alive and contented!
    Try being uncomfortable. This of course doesn’t have to have any negative connotations, rather it can quite positive. It’s something as simple as interacting with someone in a different language or trying a food that you never tried before, walk to work a different way some days and see the small subtle differences of your environment like different faces, shops, buildings, smells and sounds – treat your senses, don’t placate them.
    Be comfortable in being uncomfortable. Make it your norm and you’ll see and experience life in a way that makes you feel like you’re actually part of it and not a cog in the wheel.

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