Today being my mom’s birthday, this post is in honor of her and her zest for life and adventure even as she gets up there in years. Just recently she learned how to text.
One of the things my mom taught us was to never be complacent, to get up every day and attack life with enthusiasm and joy. So today, being her day let me ask you, are you waking up with a plan to attack life or are you excepting the status quo? Are you chasing the person you want to be?
Many performance coaches can be heard saying complacency is the death of success. If you are not moving forward, then you are moving backward. When people hold on to the status quo they are not stuck, in fact I would say they are moving backwards. I hear people say they make good money so they stay in their jobs, that their current relationship works because it is easier to stay then to truly be happy. I hear people that talk about their lifestyle being better than when they were kids, but not at the level it probably could be if they tried something new.
What successful people like the Oprah’s of the world know is that money, fame and status doesn’t bring fulfillment and true happiness. Instead, moving towards your full potential, not accepting the status quo, rocking the boat, stepping out of your comfort zone is what keeps the spirit alive. Darren Hardy says complacency breads depression, counters our instinct for evolutionary adventure and I say curiosity only kills the cat.
Attachment to the status quo exacts a price on our spirit, it kills our zeal for imagination our body and soul starts to shut down. If you don’t know how to get moving towards the life you were meant to live, get help. I will end with one of my own quotes that I have told many perspective clients in many different audiences
What we want in life and what we want to be in life should act as our compass. Everything we do, every relationship we are in, every decision we make is either taking us closer to what we want or it is pushing us away from what we want.