Really take a look at your life. When was the last time you sat down and thought about your future intelligently? Are you truly happy with where you are, or are you just settling because you are afraid to step out of your comfort zone? Lately I have observed and talked too so many people that have what I call the “good enough” syndrome, that it compelled me to write this post and talk about the tragedy of mediocrity. Mr or Mrs “Good Enough” are never truly happy.
Life is short, some people die at 25, but aren’t buried until they are 75. I know people who are miserable in their lives, but continue to slave away at jobs that barely get them by. Did you know that 75% of the American public wouldn’t be able to survive a month if they were to lose their 9-5 job today? Really paint yourself a picture of your life. Do you do the same thing every day, that doesn’t make you happy, gives you a few weeks off a year to enjoy yourself and you barely make enough money to get by, but not really ahead? If you are happy with that life, that’s perfectly ok, but if you are not, what are you doing to shake yourself out of complacency? Hence, the reason for this post. TO GIVE YOU A WAKE UP CALL!
I have a life by design. I am able to travel, spend time with family, never miss my daughter’s volleyball games and still have the ability to work and have multiple sources of income. Why you ask? It’s because I hustled and found the courage to step out of my comfort zone and fail forward, hustle and never give up on my dreams. Was it scary? Heck yes. At my worst of times, I didn’t know where my next meal was going to come from, but I kept my focus, never gave up and continuously strove to never let myself get comfortable and settle.
As I mentioned above, my work allows for me to travel. It also allows to take my better half with me on trips and design my life around my work, rather than my work around my life. The reason I tell you this, is that I am no different than you. Early on in my career, I worked in corporate America and decided that I just didn’t want to put my destiny in someone else’s hands. You only live once and my goal was to not explore retirement in my wheel chair. You see, experiences and memories are what separate the elite lives from the mediocre. Take your pick.
Remember, you hold the power to change your story. If you look yourself in the mirror and have found that you have become complacent, that ok, it is never too late to turn your life around.
PS Keep on Pushing On and Never Give Up.