The comfortable things in our lives are very attractive. Our alarm goes off and we want to sleep a little longer. We are in the middle of the week and we crave the weekend. We look for shortcuts or the easy way out. This is human nature and very normal. But, as intelligent humans we also seek more than what our nature seeks.
Boredom sets in quickly in the comfort zone because we have an inner drive to accomplish, to serve others, to be a part of something. A full life is not accomplished sleeping the day away, avoiding meaningful work, or always searching for shortcuts. This is where we must push ourselves to be a little uncomfortable, to seek the struggle. The most enriching experiences are to bump into friction, to fail, to be selfless, to reach high and fall a bit short.
On days we feel insignificant or unfulfilled, we likely did not engage in this type of living. Feeling alive in the struggle is a huge part of our happiness, and hiding in our comfort zone doesn’t provide this rush or deeper meaning. This quote sums it up nicely: “If you want to avoid boredom, feel alive, and continue growing as a person, struggle with something interesting and valuable to you at all times” (Brian Kight). The struggle is a good thing, just change your mindset on it. Maybe you will begin to crave it, instead of the more comforting option.
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