Tell me if this rings any bells for any of you.. Alarm goes off, you hit the snooze a couple of times, you eventually get out of bed. Into the shower, breakfast, kids lunches, into the car, idiot drivers, off to work to your job that is ok but that you don’t really love/off to work in your business and are so busy with little stuff that you feel like you are sinking, finish work, back in the car to home, fix dinner for the kids, clean up, get kids in the bath and ready for bed, watch a bit of tv to relax, feel like you should be doing more work, speak a few inconsequential words with your partner, have a shower and go to bed, lay awake for a bit thinking of the things you haven’t done/need to do, eventually fall asleep, alarm goes off, repeat.. Weekend comes, been too busy during the week to plan anything, end up wasting most of the weekend sitting round the house, cleaning up or catching up on stuff..
This is a Mediocre life.. We accept our lot in life and don’t feel there is much we can do about it and so round and round it goes. The reason most of us stay on this merry-go-round is because we don’t stray outside of our comfort zones. Things already seem tough enough as it is, so we don’t want to burden ourselves by pushing ourselves anymore.. we don’t want to make it tougher on ourselves. So, we stay where we are.
The problem is though, that we know we want more. We want a better life, one with more time, more money, more passion, more energy, more love, more excitement. For 99.9% of the population, that doesn’t just happen. It takes a bit of focus, a little bit of effort, and most importantly a bit of courage to create an outstanding life. Of these, courage is perhaps the most important – we need it to challenge our comfort zones. We all have comfort zones, but until we challenge them, we will not move far. Challenging your comfort zones does necessarily mean more work. Sometimes it could simply mean doing something you don’t really want to do, doing something you are scared of, doing something that makes you nervous. It can be uncomfortable, but in most cases, the reward will far outweigh the effort. If things don’t change, then things don’t change. It all starts in your mindset.
How can you push your comfort limits this week??
Challenge yourself to step up and set new standards for yourself. I have a new catchphrase… War on mediocrity. I will not settle for ‘adequate’ anymore. Beat the heck out of mediocrity..