Danger Lies Ahead
The US Army Survival Manual (FM 21-76) has this to say: The greatest dangers to your continued survival and freedom are: A desire for comfort and a passive outlook. These aren’t threats only to soldiers, but to all of us. The most common barriers to your personal growth in the coming year will be: A desire for comfort and a passive outlook. The greatest dangers to your career are: A desire for comfort and a passive outlook. Nothing will kill an adventure faster than… You guessed it. A desire for comfort and a passive outlook. Desire for comfort can keep you from taking the risks that are required to reach your goals. In traveling, a desire for comfort leads to packing bags full of just in case items, making jumping in a taxi or running through an airport difficult. Planes are missed because of baggage check cutoffs that wouldn’t be an issue if the traveler was able to pack down into a single bag. By decreasing your choices, you’ll increase your options. A passive outlook results from lacking the will to keep trying, ending in indifference. If everything works on the first try, you’ve mastered what you’re doing. I’ve come to believe that it isn’t a real win if you were never in danger of losing. So try something new and fail, figure out why, then try again.
How comfortable are YOU?