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Your comfort zone is killing you

Your comfort zone is killing you.

I wish it wasn’t true but it is.

The problem that MOST modern-day men face is they don’t even realize the situation they’re in.

Like the frog in boiling water metaphor.

This is you.

If a frog is dropped into boiling water, it will jump out…but if the frog is put in tepid water that is slowly brought to a boil, it won’t feel the heat or sense the danger and will be cooked to death.

You weren’t dropped into your misery all of a sudden.

It has come slowly with the entrapments of comfort.

An average House.

An average Income.

An average Body.

Everything ‘good’

Which IS good, unless you are being called to something great.

There is no practical reason to leave your present ‘comfort’ zone.

Your life is being rocked and cradled with easy streets and mediocrity.

And the fact is most never will leave their place of comfort.


This is unless the greatest thing that could possibly occur to you actually occurs.

Which is that your world gets rocked by a shattering event that brings you to your knees.

This is why most self-help stuff doesn’t do the trick.

Failure & Brokenness is what you need because it will force you to look deeper and into places you would have never looked before.

Necessary suffering is what is necessary to move you to something greater in life and to escape your entrapments of being average and unfulfilled.

Much like Paul’s fall on the Damascus Road…

You have to stop kicking against the Goad.

You know in your heart that you are called to do more, be more and create more.

But you are not moving forward….why????

Because of the comfort you’re in.

You NEED to have your world rocked.

To achieve what you really want will never come to reality if you’re not willing to step out of your comfort zone, take some risks and take some losses.

You need to fail.

You need to lose some.

And from this place you will stop kicking the Goad .

Honestly, if your comfort zone was so great, then why are you so miserable much of the time?

It’s because you’re being called to more.

And the only way to get to a new PEAK and a place you’ve never been before is to step into the PIT that you avoid.

But step into it you must, in order to achieve and become the Man that you are truly called to be.

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