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Seeking Comfort Could Be Highly Toxic to Certain Aspects of Your Life
It’s important to understand that in the pursuit of comfort, the feeling that we often end up finding is indolence. We become complacent in the success that we have achieved, only to lose out on the triumph that we can obtain with a specific level of personal drive.
In other words, we lose our ambition.
When this feeling of comfort vs. uncertainty is applied to business, it shows that those who seek comfort in everything they do actually tend to let go of their drive to take risks.
And it actually has adverse effects on them.
You might have seen a lot of people who got “too comfortable” after getting a big promotion, and remained stuck to their position for the rest of their careers. They never grow after peaking at a certain point in this endless chase of comfort.
On the other hand, you may have witnessed a very tiny portion of those who quit their longstanding jobs because they didn’t want to be “too comfortable,” only to achieve greater success in another job or their own business venture.
While there are too many people to remember in the former category who sacrificed ambition for comfort, there are a few names that come to mind for the latter category, who weren’t afraid of uncertainty and ended up building an empire out of taking risks.
These names include but are not limited to Nike’s co-founder Phil Knight, who spent years selling shoes for others before starting his iconic company; Spanx’s founder Sara Blakely, who used to sell fax machines before launching the shapewear business that changed fashion forever; and Minecraft’s creator Markus Pearson, who worked as a computer programmer before developing a multi-billion dollar gaming franchise.