Uncomfortable Comfort

I had a video meeting with one of my mental coaching clients this morning, and we were working though some of the obstacles he’s been dealing with in the past few weeks.

He told me that one of his big fears was that he would secure only enough work to maintain a standard of barely enough.

For a bit of context, this young man recently made a very daring jump from a stable career into working for himself. He set aside some money and went for it.

He’s been struggling with discipline and urgency, so he’s looking for tools to help him stay on track with the requirements that self-employment brings.

It’s understandable too, don’t you think. If there’s nobody expecting anything from you, with the exception of your customers, then it can be very easy to get distracted.

So, we’ve been working on some tools, habits and a mental framework to help him progress into a more disciplined and consistent paradigm.

As we were talking this morning, and during the segment of our conversation which revolved around the fear of complacency and doing just enough to get by, I wrote down something I’d like to share with you:

There’s nothing more uncomfortable than permanent comfort.

Let me reiterate:

There’s nothing more uncomfortable than permanent comfort.

I don’t want to cloud your own analysis of the phrase, so I’ll leave it there, but I strongly encourage you to think about that and how it might play out in your own life.

Thanks for reading,

Chance

P.S. Here’s a classic song by Sublime to listen to while you ponder:

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