I’ve been dreading about writing this post, mainly because I am not in a place to write such a post and that makes me nervous. I am anxious about putting a post out there for others where I don’t know if I can say that I am fully accomplished at the topic of this post myself. I think that I wanted to be at a place where I could say that “I’m there” or that “I have arrived.” Instead, I’m still reaching out to grasp it, and that is why I know I can write about it because you may be in that same place…at the cusp of something great. I’m learning, the moments where I am growing and being challenged the most I find connect with others because it’s rare when we are honest with one another especially in our weakest moments.
There is a moment in everyone’s life where there is an awakening. You wake up one morning and while brushing your teeth staring in the mirror you start think about the day ahead. You think about how is today going to be any different from the rest of them. What about today is going to be different? You start to wonder if you let the fears, doubts, second guesses, low confidence, and the comfort of mediocrity stay in bed, what would happen to your day? But instead you put those old friends on as you slip your arms into your shirt and pull it over your head as your armor. It’s easier to hold onto these deviants as friends rather then to break up with them. As you grab your keys and walk out the door to begin the day, you question if you could ever make new friends and create new adventures. To truly find friends that would challenge you to be a better version of yourself.
There will be a morning though when as your legs slide over the edge of the bed and before they hit the cold floor, you have made your decision. You have decided that today is going to be the day that is different and that you are not going to shy away from the unknown and that the changes you need to make in your life are going to happen. At some point in their life, everyone has a morning where they decide that whatever area of life that they have been struggling to conquer that this is the day when they say “enough is enough!” The decision is made that you are done with feeling the comfort of a bad friend who has brought you down and the only reason that you’ve held on to it was because you didn’t know what life would be like without them and if you could find something better.
So I encourage you that if there is an area of your life that you want to change, conquer, excel in don’t wait another day, start now. Make the decision that you will start to make new friends – purpose, motivation, and excellence that will encourage you to not be mediocre. It is easy to hold to comfortable things in our life because it doesn’t ask anything from us. Mediocrity doesn’t ask us to give anything of ourselves, to accomplish dreams, or to have any kind of impact on the world around us. It only asks us to be stagnant, unmoving, unchanging, and still. I don’t know about you, but that is no way to live this beautiful life that we have been given.
Why wait until things are so bad that we have an “enough is enough” kind of morning to bring resolve to change things in our lives? Also, don’t let it get to the point where you feel so defeated in your life that you lose hope to change. Whether you need to get rid of bad habits, toxic relationships, or the doubts you have in pursuing your dreams. Start. Today. I know I am. I’m ready to stop holding on to complacency as a comfort blanket and excel in certain areas of my life. It’s time to wake up and realize that I can do it and to embrace the challenge before my day.
What are the areas in your life that you need to change starting to today?