Drop The Pacifier

Our grasp for comfort isn’t always about lounging around or avoiding our responsibilities. Sometimes it comes in the form of mindless web surfing, busywork, or habitual routines that reinforce our sense of certainty and stability.

In order to get rid of the obsessive pursuit of comfort, it’s necessary to limit the ways it can crop up. While these small comfort-giving routines may provide temporary relief from the fear of uncertainty, they slowly rob us of a life of contribution.

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Reluctant But Resolved: A Challenge To Die Empty

Is passion important? Surely. Is it the most important factor in doing great work? I have my doubts. Some of the most effective contributors throughout time have been marked by two characteristics: they were (a) reluctant, but (b) resolved. They saw the great task before them, but they were determined to surmount obstacles because they recognized an opportunity and felt the urgency of the moment.

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