We all get stuck in a rut sometimes. We go through the motions and have the days roll by without much fun or excitement. We’re doing what we’re supposed to be doing without questioning things or changing them.
We’re all guilty of this at some point or another. We get into a comfortable routine and are afraid to step outside of our comfort zone and try something new.
It seems safe and secure. But the result is a life of mere existence rather than a life that’s lived to the fullest.
How do we move from watching our days go by to creating a meaningful life we can be proud of? The answers lie in intention and purpose.
Step in, take control and figure out what you want your life to be. Sounds pretty easy, doesn’t it?
In this case, it’s simple, but not quite easy.
If it was, there’d be no reason to bring you this 30-day challenge. And there wouldn’t be so many bestselling books written on the topic.
The biggest problem is that we rationalize. We’re very good at coming up with excuses about why we can’t do what we actually would like to do.
We come up with the excuses because they keep us safe. They keep us from trying new things and taking risks. They keep us from having to deal with possible disappointment.
Of course, you have dreams for your life. But you feel you’re too shy. Or you’re embarrassed because you’re overweight. Or you have red hair. Or you have pimples. The list is endless.
The difference between existing and living is in the DOING! Who cares if you’re a little out of shape and overweight?
Who cares if you’re doing something by yourself? It may be that your friends don’t have the same interests?
Who cares if everyone around you has an opinion about what you’re doing. Do it anyway.
Learn to feel good about yourself, gain some confidence, love yourself. And do the things you love.
Stop existing and start living your life to the fullest. You’ll see it’s well worth the risk.
One way to move past your fears is to step out of your comfort zone. Ask yourself “What’s the worst that could happen?”
Often the worst scenario you can imagine isn’t near as scary as the unknown. This one little exercise may be enough to convince you to give the things you’ve always wanted to do a try.
Challenge yourself. Pick one thing, one activity, anything. Do it this week. Do it today if you can. Take action and take charge of your life and your purpose.