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Ep. 090 | A Tale of Two Mountaineers

How Comfort Sabotages Our Contentment, and What to Do About It


Do you desire genuine fulfillment and contentment? Are you searching for a way to achieve true satisfaction and inner peace? In this episode, I'll reveal an antidote to discontentment.

By embracing the hero's journey, you can unlock the path towards lasting contentment, breaking free from the sabotaging clutches of comfort and convenience.

It's simple in principle, but far from easy in reality. Perhaps that's why so many of us avoid it. But don't let that be you. Wide (and easy!) is the way that leads to discontentment, and many find it. Narrow (and hard!) is the way that leads to contentment and becoming someone you genuinely feel good about. Take the narrow way!

In this episode, you will learn how to:

  • Discover the transformative power of embracing the hero's journey to find true fulfillment and purpose in life.

  • Uncover the surprising truth about mistaking comfort for fulfillment and learn how to break free from the cycle to find lasting contentment.

  • Explore the importance of pursuing goals and personal growth, and learn strategies to overcome obstacles and achieve your dreams.

  • Understand how hardships is the way to profound personal transformation, and gain insights on how to navigate challenges with resilience and grace.

  • Embrace living with urgency and learn how to pursue your dreams with passion and determination, creating a life filled with meaning and satisfaction.

Key moments in this episode include:

  • 00:00:01 - The Reasons for Discontentment

  • 00:02:10 - Steve's Decision

  • 00:05:04 - Laura's Triumph

  • 00:07:02 - Base Camp vs. the Summit

  • 00:08:33 - Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story

Your Companion for the Journey This episode draws upon the truths embedded in the Hero’s Journey, an ancient pathway for a life of purpose and adventure. To learn more about the Hero’s Journey, tune in to Ep. 086, The Best is Yet to Come, where my guest, Jon Ritner, and I introduce you to the Hero’s Journey through the lenses of our own stories.

I’m here to help you summon the clarity and courage to embark on the Hero’s Journey that’s calling to you and stay the course. Connect with me on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, visit my website, or email me.

Remember, you ARE going to die. But you're not dead yet. So get after it!

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