The Child That Holds Us Back

January 10, 2014

This little child, this younger you, doesn’t like things that are uncomfortable or scary or difficult. What 5-year-old does?

This little child likes things that are comfortable and safe and pleasurable.

This is the child that you were when you learned all your thinking habits, when you tried things and quit because they were hard. Who could blame a 5-year-old for being like that?

But you’re not 5 years old anymore. And yet your life is run by this 5-year-old.

Leo’s right. Life’s too short, and too full of possibilities, to ignore opportunities simply because they’re new, strange, or uncomfortable. Get over the discomfort—maximize your potential.