You’ve made it. Your career rocks. Your resume is fabulous. You’ve reached a high stature. Then, complacency sets in. Suddenly, things slowly start falling away. Instead of striving for better, we take a back seat on what’s really important to us.
As high achievers – Yes – You! – It’s easy to leave parts of our lives astray while we reach for those big goals.
Despite these amazing achievements, you suddenly feel there is a missing piece. You’re no longer fulfilled.
When we strive for more achievement, we often fail to look at the bigger picture. We take it for granted that our relationships will hold together while we reach for the next promotion. We stop cultivating that rich relationship with our partner or friends. We strive for more and forget to take care of our bodies. Yet, our bodies require proper fuel to sustain this strive. We reach that pivotal goal and forget to take the time to celebrate. As we stretch our time, we stop enjoying our hobbies that spark our creativity and excitement. This all leads to complacency.
In the book, Into the Wild, John Krakauer, states: ““So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”
Looking at your life, where are you complacent? Starting today, how can you had a spark back into that area?
Wishing you an abundant, joyful, and prosperous day!
Chief Energy Officer
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