As a coach, people often come to me when they feel they need to change. They feel stagnate in some way shape or form. Either it’s a pattern of behaviour, a plateau they can’t jump off or the everyday routine of life that makes them feel like they’re stuck in a groove. As Deepak Chopra says “The worst curse to befall anyone is stagnation, a banal existence, the quiet desperation that comes out of need for conformity.”
It’s fine to operate within your comfort zone, but before you get too cosy, remember change is often a good thing. Don’t conform to complacency. To make positive changes in life, you have to evolve. Don’t be ruled by fear. Step out of your comfort zone and take on things you find challenging.
Try something that you always wanted to do but were afraid to attempt for fear of failure. Go for that job that you may not be perfect for on paper but know you’d succeed in if you had the opportunity. Fake it ‘till you make it! Invite someone out that you’ve been admiring from a distance but were scared to ask. You never know what impact they may have on your life. Enlighten and empower yourself with knowledge. This will inspire you to move forward. Remind yourself of those less fortunate than you so that you don’t take life’s blessings for granted.
There’s comfort in routine and it plays an important part in a stable existence. However, routine shouldn’t stop you from achieving your dreams. Don’t stagnate. Life is too short for a long stall. Life is for living. Feeling like you didn’t live up to your potential can nag you for a lifetime. Keep on Moving.
Good life advice powered by emotional intelligence.
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