The Daily Man-Up

April 16, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up

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As a long-term strategy, comfort is unsafe.

Regardless of what you know or read, everybody wants growth — the ability to consistently improve to be better and smarter.

The comfort zone, as defined by Lifehacker, is a “behavioral space where your activities and behaviors fit a routine and pattern that minimizes stress and risk”

Growth requires discomfort. If you stick with what is comfortable, you’re giving up any hope of surprising yourself, of finding greatness, of having the best experiences human life has to offer.

Comfort will never give you that. To a growth-committed person, comfort is just a place to retreat to momentarily while you get ready to push again.

T. Harv Eker said“Nobody ever died of discomfort, yet living in the name of comfort has killed more ideas, more opportunities, more actions, and more growth thaneverything else combined. Comfort kills!”

As a habit, comfort will get you to roughly the same place you were when you decided to get comfortable, just older.

Growth begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Comfort kills creativity and productivity. Your body and mind crave easy routines. We naturally gravitate towards our safe zones. But your growth depends on discomfort. It pays to explore new routines, paths, ideas, disciplines and new ways to be better at what you do.

Left unchecked, we always default toward a more comfortable path. Your comfortable zone provides a state of mental security. You can understand why it’s so hard to kick your brain out of your comfort zone.

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