Life Seeker

How many non-decisions do I️ make in a day?

Meaning, options were I default to doing nothing or as little as possible, or choosing the lazy way.

How’s that for living?

As hard as it­ may be, we’ve got to choose what’s going to take us towards reaching our dreams. To be ALIVE, truly alive, is to never give into lazy choices. Ignoring debts, neglecting people you love, choosing faster foods over wholesome ones…etc where will these roads take us? 

We are what we put our energy into.

As little effort as possible gives us a little life. Aas much effort we have gives us an extraordinary life.

I️ think we are all secretly waiting for an overnight success to happen to us, but that’s just not how things work. Even the mega-talented still have to earn their talent eventually with hard work and dedication.

One thing I️ should clarify is that resting isn’t being lazy. We all need ways of rejuvenating. But I️ think we can tell when we are resting versus when we are “resting” — one is a necessary part of seeking life, and the other is an excuse.

In whatever matters to you, seek I­t­ with all you’ve got. I­t­ takes all of who you are to be who you want to be, you can’t leave anything on the table. Find what matters to you, set a BOLD goal, and then keep pursuing I­t­ with all you’ve got.

Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,

— Josh Waggoner

IG: @Renaissance.Life

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I️ want to be ALIVE

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

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