Are you predictable?
Is your day predictable?
Can you pretty much predict how your day will go this week?
If you answered “yes” to the questions above, let’s tread in deeper water.
Are you complacent? If you’re not sure and you’re floating on your back wondering about this, here are a few things to consider if you and your life are drowning in complacency.
Is there anything that you are scared about or even excited about in the near future?
Opening up your bills does not count.
Are you learning or trying something new?
Opening up the fridge with your opposite hand doesn’t count.
Does your life present surprise or change at least weekly?
Watching who will remain on the Bachelor doesn’t count.
Do you like change?
Changing your underwear doesn’t count.
Do you have ambition?
Playing Powerball or mixing colors with whites while doing the laundry doesn’t count.
Are you growing in all levels of your life?
Pant sizes and credit card balances don’t count.
If you answered no to some or even all of these questions, there is a pretty good chance that you are in the deep end of complacency.
And this is okay. Kiss your brain because step one is awareness.
Don’t take this lightly, this is huge. We all crave some type of normalcy and consistency in our lives. But overtime when we aren’t growing or evolving, we can be pulled into the undertow of complacency. And if you’re drowning in complacency, you may not know it until it’s too late. So what can you do?
You can make waves.
The waves that your arms and legs make from thrashing about as if you were trying to flee from Jaws. Like your life depended on it. And guess what? It does.
Let’s start with making waves in your HOME.
Look at place in your life where being predicable and boring is no longer serving you. Cause waves by revamping your workout schedule, your eating, how you spend your free time, how you take care of your finances or your home.
Make waves by taking a garbage bag and pack up all the items you don’t use and donate them to Goodwill. Then simply be grateful for all the possessions you do have in your house and know that you have enough.
Next, lets look at making waves at WORK.
Is your job predicable? Are you just going in just to make a buck? Honesty will help you make bigger waves. Do your coworkers excite you and help you grow in the field you are in? If not, cause waves by looking for other opportunities or job possibilities.
Make waves by finally starting on the projects close to your heart that you have been putting on the back burner.
If you know you are going to stay in your job for a while then maybe its time to cause waves of change on how you perceive yourself and how you serve others in your job. Maybe you’re not the youngest on the team, but you can perceive yourself as the most valuable, wise, compassionate and passionate on the team. Even the tiniest perception or mind shift can cause the biggest waves.
Lastly, let’s look at those RELATIONSHIPS.
Do you like hanging with your friends? Your significant other? Your family? Is the time you spend with them invigorating or depleting? If it’s the latter, make waves. Change the places where you meet people. Change the activities that you do with others. If you hang around people that don’t embrace you or are toxic, make waves and let them go so that you may welcome others in. Check out that club, the dating service, the church, the marathon, the band, and the hair salon that also serves you a glass of wine.
When you are creating waves of meaning for your life, you need to know what is the most important thing in your life right now like your health, your abundance, your family, your friends, and your life’s purpose.
And never again take them for granted. Not for a single second. Create urgency for the things in life that matter and make the waves of an epic lifetime. Namaste.