When your back is against the wall, do you choose comfort or growth?

Don’t answer hastily, take a moment and really think about it…

Why would I ask this question?

I have discovered most difficult choices are made as a result of two feelings:

  1. Comfort

  2. Growth

Don’t believe me?

Think of a time when you took the easy way out, how’d that work out for you?

Now, think of a time when you challenged yourself mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, or financially, how’d that work out for you?

Time to get REAL…

Comfort Zone

Comfort choices produce dead fruits. You feel frustrated, bored, stuck, empty and trapped. You wake up feeling unmotivated and borderline hopelessness.

Conversely, growth choices produce good fruits. You feel peaceful, joyful, and experience a sense of purpose only the daily basis. You wake up inspired and looking forward to the future.

So what’s my point?

When you are faced with a difficult choice and you decide to seek comfort it is because you are afraid. This fear based decision causes you to become even more fearful and seek more comfort; and then you become even more fearful and seek even more comfort. I refer to this as, “The Fear Trap.”

You come to a place where you’re stuck in your decisions of comfort and fear, so much so you can’t see a clear way out.

The good news is, you no longer have to feel this way!

So what’s the answer?

It’s simple math:

Fear = Comfort

Risk = Growth

You gotta take at least one risk every single day!

Yes, you read that correctly. Take one risk EVERY single day!


Because risk is the antidote to fear. It will keep fear so far away from you, you will believe anything is possible.

You see, comfort and fear make you say, “I can’t,” or, “It will never work.”

But, growth and risk make you say, “How can I do this?” or, “How can I make it work?”

The truth is, you are either stuck in comfort or moving in growth.

I challenge you to take a risk every single day and live a life of growth instead of comfort.

Comfort is totally overrated!

Dr. Donna

P.S. Have you broken free from “The Fear Trap?” I’d love to hear about it, use the comment box below!

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