Why are we so willing to live uninspired?
When is the last time you asked yourself what you REALLY wanted to be when you “grew up?” How about what you REALLY wanted your life to look like?
Have you ever wondered why most of us are so willing to live a life that is uninspired, unremarkable and completely mediocre?
The answer is obvious: Mediocrity is easy, and people always default to EASY. Inherently, human beings are lazy and afraid. (Yes, I mean you, the human being.) Being lazy and afraid is our default mechanism, so if something else isn’t CONSCIOUSLY CAUSED in it’s place, that’s what runs the show.
So here you are, being in your default mechanism, going about your regular old life. You’re being lazy and afraid and this makes you resist the things in your life that challenge you. In turn, all of this resistance sucks the possibility out of our lives. We feel stuck, hopeless or even bored.
Some of you us are also in denial. We say “I’m not stuck, hopeless, lazy or afraid… I just did blah, blah, blah… see! I’m glad I’m not one of THOSE people.” Then tonight you’ll go to bed, set your alarm, it will go off at 6 a.m. and you will begin to hit snooze 47 times until you finally get up and drag your butt off to a job you find tolerable. Ohhhh…. you’re right, there is NOTHING you are resisiting. You are just fine.
So why are we so willing to live uninspired?
Being responsible for one’s greatness requires that you take risks. Risks that open yourself up to failure, shame and embarrassment. People who take risks, RISK making an ass of themselves, possibly failing and often they stand out in the crowd. People assume this is an uncomfortable place to exist. But it is not UNCOMFORTABLE, it is simply UNFAMILILAR and you can teach yourself to feel at home there.
TODAY ask yourself:
What would it take to be the best you you could be in your life? What actions would you have to take TODAY to start delivering on the contribution you know you could make to the world? What are some of the material possessions, family experiences or quality of life issues you would like to explore in your life?
Interesting inquiry, huh?
Get off your “yes, but…” and start now.