Have you ever walked up a couple of flights of steps and felt completely winded? Where you think to yourself, “dang, I’m so out of shape”. Or how about you go to a local mixer and—once again—you stand awkwardly in the corner pretending to eat so you don’t have to talk to anyone. Or maybe you have a dream to learn how to cook, but for the life of you, you can’t freak’n get yourself to start.
There’s a lot that can hold us back. Bu being fed up isn’t one of them. Being “Fed up” with your life (or an aspect of your life) is a catalyst for change. It reminds me of the moment just before water boils. The water is starting to bubble and thrash. Something needs to give and then it does—water heats and turns to steam. (And is ready for the pasta noodles!)
In these moments Change isn’t inevitable. The other option is we can keep on doing what we are doing and complain eternally about it. But what does that get us? Not the change we seek. Instead, lean into the moment. Get mad. Mad enough to finally start exercising, or working the nerve to connect with new people or to learn how to cook.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing — Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1291