The Curve

People who live life on the success curve, who take responsibility, are sometimes living life outside their comfort zone. Successful people do what unsuccessful people won’t do, and often that means living a life that stretches the limits of one’s comfort zone.

Jeff Olson says that one out of twenty people will live their lives on the success curve, which means your always going a different direction than the other nineteen. The nineteen live comfortable lives early on, but later on find they don’t have the finances, don’t have the health, no longer have the relationships, and their lives become very uncomfortable.

What this means for most of us is we have to change our thinking about the comfort zone. It means we have to embrace living out side of our comfort zones to ultimately attain a life that is genuinely comfortable.

Those on the success curve will end up far more comfortable later on, because they have the finances, the health, the relationships, and the successes.

Obviously, to stay on the success curve is not easy to do. It means that we have to do the opposite of the majority. We have to risk being the one and not the nineteen. Will you be criticized? Sure. To be one of the five percent and not the ninety five percent, we can’t worry about what people think. We have to be willing to do what others won’t do.

Poem found in Paul “Bear” Bryant’s wallet

“This is the beginning of a new day.
God has given me this day to use as I will.
I can waste it or use it for good.
What I do today is very important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.
When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever,
Leaving something in its place I have traded for it.
I want it to be a gain, not loss – good, not evil.
Success, not failure, in order that I shall not forget the price I paid for it.”

Have an awesome day and go do something outside your comfort zone.


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