Is there a small part of you that doesn’t want to do anything? Maybe it’s a pretty big part. Maybe you hear it every day. The voice of frustration, the voice of fear, the voice of hatred, the voice of anger, the voice of wanting to stay out of it because you like stasis and don’t want to stir things up. But, sometimes the pot needs to be stirred and when you’re in that mindset the excuses and defenses begin pouring out. You come up with reasons for not doing, reasons for sitting, lying and staying frustrated, staying in the drama – even though you say you hate it. Is that really the way anyone wants to stay? No!
The thing is that it’s really easy to make excuses for yourself. I don’t know about you, but I’m excellent at coming up with reasons to delay, procrastinate or not do something. Sometimes it’s out of laziness. Other times it from fear of failure. Stepping over a hurdle is difficult because most of the time there’s just another hurdle waiting for you up ahead. It can start feeling like a burden, like you need a break. But think about it this way. How dull would life be if everything was easy? As much as you say you don’t like drama, wouldn’t you be horribly bored without it. If you want something to change, you’ve got to shake it up, make yourself think, and give yourself a reason to step outside your comfort zone.
It’s never easy and anyone who tells you it is, is lying. So, consider a new road, a new opportunity, a new way of being. Don’t be afraid to shake things up. If you want it, go for it! A road will form when you’re ready to take a step. But unless you lift your foot, nothing will happen. Today, I encourage you to do something that scares you, or something you’re terrified of. Go sky diving, take a class, start your novel, start a conversation with the co-worker you hate. Step outside your comfort zone! Then reap the rewards of conquering your fears.