I was standing outside in the evening heat and humidity, thinking about the oncoming increase in moisture, trying to find some form of comfort.
Deep in thought on this matter I said to myself, “I’ve been here for quite a few years. I’m getting used to it by now”, in a form of affirmation to overcome the heat and moisture building up.
It then struck me that is how most people live their lives. They do a job, go home, a few will go to the gym…. But it’s all the same – they’ve got used to that lifestyle.
They get into a state of comfort; their environment has become the standard.
A person who has been in the same job for years, which they don’t want to be in, tolerate the job and the feeling which that unwontedness brings on for a number of reasons, such as financial constraints.
And why is this?
They’ve got used to that feeling so much, that they have accepted feeling the way they do, it has become the norm; and they remain within that bundle, accepting what is, rather than acknowledging they can be more and what is possible for them.
That is, if they knew and were aware that they could be more.
And because they don’t, they remain within those constraints, in a self imposed cage, much the same as a trained animal will not venture outside the limits it has been trained to do.
You reading this, however, no longer have an excuse to stay where you are and complain that you cannot move forward. You know you can be all that you can be.
And why is that? What is it that holds you where you are? It could be that you are where you want to be, you are fulfilled in your job, career, relationships, finance and leisure time.
But if you’re not, why are you still there?
Ask yourself what is keeping you back? Why are you not more of what you can be?
To make a change in your life, you must make a change in how you see things. To change your external circumstances you must change the way you think.
“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.”
John C. Maxwell