War on Complacency
You live in a bubble.
A cozy, warm, peaceful little fortress of solitude.
Everything is expectant, normal, and average.
People ask you how you are doing and you say, “okay”.
When you think about the future you see it quite clearly. No waves. No mountains. No challenges.
It’s average. It’s plain. It’s ordinary.
It’s all just….mediocre.
You’re living in the land of complacency.
If this is the case, chances are you’re not content. Not really anyway. (Whether you want to admit it or not.)
Despite this, most of us cannot resist that immutable little voice deep inside the depths of our hearts that is desiring more.
I call it the Spirit of Adventure. It’s the beating inside of me daring me to take on new challenges, to seek out spontaneous adventures, to disrupt the norm and destroy the status quo.
Waging war on Complacency is no easy task.
We have surrounded ourselves with many immortal foes that have chained us to complacency and they refuse let us go.
Fear is King of Complacency. Comfort is Queen.
Yet fear is fictitious and comfort is disgusting. We know this, yet we refuse to live like it.
Rationalization is the militia of Complacency as it wages war against us and resists our every desire to do or be something more.
But you and I have one secret weapon that will be by our side as we journey to live life to the fullest: change.
Complacency knows our habits, routines, and addictions. It knows our weaknesses, insecurities, and hangups.
But when you are willing to change, even in the slightest bit, that is the first step in turning the tide.
The guts to make just one unlikely, abnormal, out of place, spontaneous, disruptive, chaotic move…and suddenly complacency is confused.
Just one change. One at a time.
Oh yes, Complacency will only fight harder throwing your deepest fears at you. It will try to convince you to rationalize or choose to step back into your comfort zone – but hold firm.
Stick to that change. Whatever it is, then step forward and make another move.
That’s all it takes. One step, at a time.