Do You Procrastinate About You?

One of the greatest obstacles to personal success is the human condition of being and feeling comfortable.

You know that place, not succeeding but not failing. Dreaming yet not daring to live your dream. Living quietly in-between the gutter and the glory but not really living a full life at all.

"I'm comfortable, everything is okay", we quietly convince ourselves. But are we really comfortable deep inside?

I expect not.

Most of us are so emotionally tied to this comfortable place that we're just not willing to do what it takes to succeed because this activity implies the possibility of failure.

Going for that big advertising account; running your own business; meeting new people; stepping out in faith; learning new things; presenting your ideas; having an opinion (doing something about it); taking a chance; and exerting yourself. These are all very uncomfortable things to tackle, yet are very necessary and pivotal points in the true fulfillment of our lives.

I once heard someone say "Comfort the disturbed, and disturb the comfortable". I like this attitude.

Only you can decide whether you want a life of this type of comfort or a life fully lived.

You can have anything, do anything, and be anything you want, or you can have nothing, do nothing, and be nothing you want - it’s entirely up to you, and frankly no one else will really care what you decide, other than you.

Take a look around you today. At your parents, your partner, your children, and your friends; are they happy? Are they being who they want to be? Who they're meant to be?

Take a moment and observe what it is you do yourself each day. Determine the basis of your actions and your decision-making processes. Seriously ask yourself why is it you do the things you do? Why is it you make the decisions that you do? What are your motivations, your key drivers? Are you passionate at any point in the day? What about being happy, joyous, and truly free? Are your days always familiar, comfortable, and secure? Do you get apprehensive when you think about poking your head outside your comfort zone? Are there things that you evade doing because they might cause you pain and uneasiness?

Do you procrastinate about you?

Do you ever have longings and doubts about you, your life, and your current path?

It’s my belief that this inward distress that you feel is the voice of your God in your heart, seeking to call you out of all that is contrary to how you have been created.

Contrary to how you should be, of how you really are; how you really are deep down inside.

Living our lives to the fullest requires that we step outside of what is known and out of our comfort zone. The truth is that when we dare to go beyond our self-imposed and worldly created boundaries, our comfort zone opens out, it grows as we grow. Slowly as it happens, success in some area of our life will give us more confidence to continue to grow and increase our comfort perimeter to seek out more, to live more.

Don't allow yourself accept a comfortable no-risk life, and certainly steer away from a life of mediocrity because that's no life at all. A small burst of discomfort is far superior to a lifetime of doubt, disappointment, and regret, and oh so much shorter in duration.

Do you have longings and doubts about you, your life, and your current path?

It is my belief that this inward distress that you feel is the voice of your God in your heart, seeking to call you out of all that is contrary to how you have been created, contrary to how you should be.

Let me invite you not to turn away from your inner voice's gentle pleadings because if you do, you might just miss out on the time of your life.

Sell without regret.

Michael Tate