Courage or comfort? What will you choose? You will never experience success from the safety of your comfort zone. No growth, no goals, no greatness is ever found in comfort. Muscles must be broken down through resistance training in order to grow stronger. Diamonds are created from high temperatures and pressure exerted on them. And great...
Courage or comfort?
What will you choose? Do you want your life to be remembered as one represented by courage, or as one represented by comfort?
The greatest stories in life – the ones we love to watch, read, and see – feature courage. Our favorite movies, books, and legends each feature main characters who face adversity, and in a moment of crisis, are forced to make a decision between being courageous or staying comfortable.
“Do I want to be courageous in this moment? Do I want to be brave and face the unknown, this obstacle, this adversity or do I want to be comfortable? Or do I want to stay where I am doing exactly what I am in this very safe place?”
You and I face these same questions every single day. If we watched a film about someone who spent the entire movie making safe decisions and never taking a risk, it would be the most boring moving we’d seen. Great movies involve an act of courage.
Yet most all of us live our lives like that boring movie. We play it safe.
“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.” – C. JoyBell
I love movies, and especially when a story is so powerfully told in a manner that makes you leave the theater in silence. The best stories are the ones that are true. I left two different movies in the last month with the same sense of awe in what I had just seen retold. The two movies?
This post by our Chief Encouragement Officer originally appeared on TheFittestGames.com.
“Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life requires courage of anyone willing to step onto its field. Google “courage” and your internet browser will be flooded with quotes that reinforce the simple message that to do anything in this life worth doing, you must have courage. Goals & dreams don’t simply happen. This isn’t the Texas Lottery where success just appears overnight. That isn’t the real world for 99.9% of us.
We must earn victory. We must be willing to fight, tooth and nail, for every inch. Obstacles will do their best to discourage you. Critics will exert their energies to dishearten you. And the fear of the unknown will tell you over and over again that the worst of worsts await you, so that you will give up before ever taking your first step. Each negative will use fear to keep you on life’s sidelines. Each one of us face different paths filled with fear. Some of us spend our days working to build our first (or fourth business).