In our current COVID environment, a great many people have discovered a silver lining: The ability to work from home. It’s something many workers have long wanted, but something that some workers and bosses fear.
Productivity. And why would people be worried about productivity?
The answer is: Comfort.
In the office, there is built-in discomfort. Bosses, lurking just down the hall or over your shoulder. Competing co-workers. Stuffy cubicles. Eavesdroppers. Spies, ready to rat you out to human resources. No opportunities for naps or free time. Mostly defined meal times. Endless staff meetings. And the list goes on.
But at home? You’re in the environment you built for yourself. Couches and beds for napping, or binge-watching Netflix. Video games to play, with no one to report you. No bosses threatening to walk up behind you, at the worst possible moment (we hope.) Human resources is still around, but with many miles of physical separation between you and that awkward face-to-face meeting.
In short, if you’re not disciplined, if you cannot maintain focus, it could be the perfect environment to get you fired.
As Pastor Josh shared in his message this past Sunday, comfort, while nice, can be our enemy, and our undoing.
Discomfort is never pleasant. Seasons of discomfort can feel even worse.
But it is out of that time of discomfort, that our greatest breakthroughs can spring forth, changing our lives and our worlds for the better.