In life, some are born with the proverbial silver spoon in their mouth, other have to lay the foundation for themselves. No matter which group you fall into, you owe it to yourself to succeed, because it is indeed less crowded at the top, the air feels refreshing “up there”. However, it is important to mention that success does not come overnight. All of the time it does require a lot of planing and working your plan. Success is a process, “a systematic series of actions to achieve a result”, not a finish line, it is a journey a not a destination.
Knowing exactly where you are going before you head out would be of great help. If your life is going Nowhere, then you you need to start Now, Here. Today is a gift, that’s why it is called Present. We all have to start somewhere, but if it is not now, when?, if it is not you, who? Remember, if it is to be, then it is up to YOU and no one else! Your Maker has put you in charge with a lot of tools how you use them is your choice, in any case bear in mind that you will have to report to Him.
Life is too short to be building any other person’s dream. Nothing is worth it, not even the price of comfort. I truly believe that being comfortable is our worst enemy. Success does not reside in our comfort zone. When we are comfortable we tend to be complacent, settling for something below our capacity. To succeed we need to keep growing. To grow we will have to endure pain, hard times and rejections, and that is the way we develop ourselves.
We have to recognize that there are only two constants in life and they are change and death. We cannot escape either one. So then even remaining in our comfort zone is risky in itself. Yet most people stay there to avoid taking risks. I believe this is the reason why many people go to jobs they do not like to gain the false sense of security that a paycheck provides. However with change being inevitable anything can happen any time. They can be laid off, they can be disabled, or lose their jobs for any other reason
I am not advocating that people should not have jobs. But I would suggest they start building their own dreams. One way to go about this is to start some type of business on the side. The benefit of this is two fold:
- if you are “security”-oriented, this is good news. Starting a business part time while you have a full time job can provide with a some extra income, therefore some extra security. You will only be partially dependent on your paycheck and before you know it you will go to work because you want to but it will not longer be a must.
- Entertaining a business on the side can open many doors that would have been otherwise shut for you. You will start to see many opportunities. With the extra money you are earning you can start to see what’s out there, what else is possible. Saving whatever you earn from this endeavor will give the choice to quickly retire from your regular job and start living out your dream.
So whatever you do, start You, Inc., that’s where you will built the wings that will ultimately allow you to fly through the skies of abundance and prosperity. Do not settle for less because greatness resides in you but be careful comfort will put it to sleep. Since tomorrow is promised to no one, we better reach up high right this moment and get what we deserve out of life.
In closing, I would like to paraphrase the beautiful words of Etienne de Grellet (1773-1855)
“I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being; let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”
We, too have this one life, any great things we need to accomplished to serve humanity and leave our indelible mark on this earth, let’s do it now, for we shall not have a second chance to do it here once we passed.
Question: Do you agree that comfort can be our worst enemy? If yes can you give some example. You can leave a comment by clicking here.