How many of us go through our entire life living passively?
We spend most of our time hoping for a better life while taking part in a life that doesn’t align with our core self. We work, interact, read and exist as if we will live forever and that we have the option to slack off. We avoid who we want to be, in service of who don’t want to be.
All the while, we could die tomorrow in a freak hotdog accident.
I don’t want to live a life of a slacker and wake up one day when I️’m fat and 85 and wonder what happened.
Slacking isn’t having negative ‘nothing’ space or spending time with what you love. Slacking off is distracting yourself from what you should or want to be doing. It’s the fidget spinner of our humanity.
Do people plan to be apathetic?
No, I️ don’t think so. Living asleep happens gradually and it’s hard to notice unless you’re already out of it looking back to the bizarro world you lived in.
How do we keep ourselves from being apathetic and complacent?
1. Have a reminder that life is short.
A phrase you read each morning or a memento you carry as a reminder.
Read It in the morning, feel It in your bones.
2. Create weekly, monthly check-ins to review what you’ve been doing.
What’s working, what’s not?
Are you giving time for the important things?
Are you taking steps towards accomplishing your goals?
3. Make a plan for what’s important, and take daily actions that challenge your status quo.
What are you afraid to do?
We must live in our discomfort zone to create radical change in our lives.
Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner