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Why Striving for Comfort is Not a Worthy Goal

Aug 18, 2007
Often when you ask someone what they want from life they will reply:

"I just want to be comfortable."

Well, I can almost guarantee that anyone who says this is struggling in life and frustrated with their results. Someone who says they just want to be comfortable often feels that they don't deserve great success and that success is elusive. And they can prove it, for that is exactly what their life has demonstrated to date.

The sad thing is that some of these individuals have given up altogether on their greatness, while others may still have big dreams but think they do not have the power to realise their dreams so they too give up.

"You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true."
Richard Bach

These individuals do not believe in the premise that you create your reality and that the first step in the creation process is in believing you can achieve what you desire.

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe."
Anatole France

When you believe, the Universe starts to shift in such a way as to make the seemingly impossible possible. Adidas currently has an advertising campaign "Impossible is Nothing". You only have to read the stories behind the myriad of athletes featured in this campaign to recognise the power of self-belief.

In order to accomplish great things, you have to step outside your comfort zone. To accomplish greatness generally means that you are striving for something you have not achieved before. So being comfortable is a myth.

People often want to have all the resources in place before they embark on their big dreams. Those who follow this path rarely succeed. You have to be ready and willing to start wherever you are with whatever you have and this can often mean that you start with nothing.

"I now realize there are millions of self-made millionaires who started with nothing. They dug inside themselves to find the answers and they succeeded. There is nothing anyone else can do that I can't do."
Dean Graziosi, Author of Totally Fulfilled

Even people who state their goal in life is to be comfortable often have a strong desire to do good in the world and help their fellow man. The difficulty with this is that the amount of good you are able to bestow is then generally confined to your physical presence and little above this. However, if you are wealthy, you are able to achieve and give so much more. Many prominent and wealthy individuals are great philanthropists, just look at Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.

There is nothing virtuous about just being comfortable. Bob Proctor in his Science of Getting Rich seminar asks why make do with a little when you can use a lot? The effort it takes to be comfortable is just as much, if not more so, than the effort required to become rich. Why tread water when you can swim? So make becoming rich your goal and you just might end up being comfortable.
About the Author
Nickolove Lovemore is a Life Coach, a Certified LifeSuccess Consultant and a Certified NLP Practitioner who works with individuals to help them successfully achieve their goals and achieve their full potential. Visit Skyline Coaching
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