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Comfortable Misery – The “Me Too!” Mentality

In society there is an inclination to drag everyone down to a common level of comfortable misery. Cut loose the cords that bind you down and encourage a rising tide to lift all ships!


by Pete Ferguson

In Dan Miller's 48 Days Online Radio Show this week, he used the phrase "comfortable misery" in describing those who are not happy - but are not yet disgusted enough to want to make a change.

When it comes to weight loss, overcoming addictions, looking for a new job, fixing a relationship, etc. we have to come to a point where the misery of continuing to do what we've always done is greater than the potential pain of change.

And sometimes change is painful. And sometimes we make it out to be much more than it is! And in making change, it is easy to compare ourselves against others who are doing something better than we are and to make excuses as to why it is so easy for them, or why we cannot make the change.

As you look at others who are more successful, more accomplished, more talented than you are at a particular skill, are you excited for them? Or are you envious?

There is a big difference between being self-assured and selfish.

To be self-assured is to wish the same success you have on others, to appreciate other's successes, and to want to see them be more successful. It is an attitude of abundance.

To be selfish is to be self-centered, only concentrating on your feelings. You can also go a step further into envy and wish others less success. Continue Reading on www.learnactshare.com

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Comment by Seth Haigh on October 16, 2012 at 9:41am

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