A Renaissance Life is about the art of living. Being ALIVE. Continuous learning and improvement. That being said, the best way to understand how to live is defining the opposite: Complacency. (Dun dun daaaaaaa)
Complacency is doing things — or not doing things — because, well, ‘I don’t care’.
Complacency is complaining about our lives more than we act on changing them.
Complacency is giving into temptations of self-sabotage because things are good.
Complacency is giving into easy, fear, thoughts of never being good enough and every other million ways we can lock ourselves in a cage of our own design.
The cure for complacency is designing your life. It’s trying new things and taking on pursuits. It’s learning, growing, and connecting with others. It’s adding a little (sprinkle) of positivity to the world.
Being ALIVE is taking up the mantle and choosing to be better than complacency and all of his ugly friends (apathy, despair, and self-loathing to name a few).
Being ALIVE is knowing you are capable of change and that change can be good. Second chances are always one step away.
Being ALIVE is committing to caring. Caring for what/who you love, caring for values and most of all caring for the well being of others.
Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing
— Josh Waggoner
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill
“Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living.” — Travis Barker
“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.” — Dale Carnegie