Lately, I feel like I've been having the same type of conversations with different people. I know some people who have a plethora of opportunities to help them get to the next level of their success, but they aren't moving one way or another because they are comfortable with their current success. For example, my brother has so much potential to be better than he is, but he hasn't moved in any direction because essentially he is comfortable with what he has in his life right now.
These people are "sucking their thumb" on life: Not living up to their potential because they are comfortable in the situation they are in now because they feel secure. Just like when I was younger, sucking my thumb gave me comfort to the point where sucking my thumb seemed like the only option. People get so comfortable in their surroundings that their current actions seem like the only option. They fail to adapt to new situations and grow because they shun the lack of security in it.
When I was in the fourth grade, I got braces to correct years of sucking my thumb. With those braces, I also got something called a thumb cradle, a device that prevented me from sucking my thumb or even wanting to. It was with that device and being uncomfortable wearing braces that I had to learn adapt and grow.
The Unemployed [but Empowered] Entrepreneur