by Johnny B. Truant, the author of How To Be Legendary: A Realistic Guide to Being the Superhuman You’re Supposed to Be, which you can download for free
Are you sitting down? Yes? Okay, good.
Wait. No, not good. Stand up. You should probably be a bit uncomfortable for this, because it turns out that comfort might just be what’s keeping you from having the life you deserve.
Now, let’s get one thing straight before I start saying some things that are bound to be unpopular.
I like being comfortable. When I go to Barnes & Noble, I get mad when I have to sit in a wooden chair instead of one of those big poofy seats. I like hot showers better than cold ones. I like being fed and dry and happy.
But that’s not the kind of comfort we’re talking about here. We’re talking about the kind of comfort that keeps you paying for that house you can’t afford because it’s such a nice, comfortable house.
We’re talking about the art you don’t create because it’s so much easier to collapse on the couch at the end of the day.
We’re talking about that greasy food you continue to eat after your heart surgery because eating it makes you feel so good inside.
We’re talking about all of the things you avoid doing because they’re awkward and uncomfortable — even though you know you’d need do them in order reach your goals.
I’d like you to think about something:
Which would you rather have: short-term comfort, or long-term satisfaction?
If you could only choose one, would you rather experience a modicum of good feelings now or a lifetime of awesomeness later?
It’s a logically obvious — yet strangely difficult — choice, isn’t it?
Well, let’s talk about that.