It isn’t easy to change. Our brain tends to shut down the desire to improve ourselves and our situation as soon as we are comfortable. As long as we don’t experience too much pain, we don’t change. Even if we know we are capable of more, if we could gain pleasure, we still don’t take action.
Here’s your motivation (not that you need to be motivated or inspired).
Most of the reason we don’t take the actions we need to to take is because we are afraid.
We fear that we will fail and lose the comfort of our identity. We fear being mocked, criticized, or ostracized and lose our connection to the herd. As much as we love novelty, most of us love the warm comfort of the status quo even more. We’re afraid to lose it. But there are outcomes you should fear more than this little list of horribles.
This is the list of horribles you should fear. This is your burning platform.
Each day when your alarm goes off, the fears above are what should motivate you. They represent real and unrelenting danger.
Don’t wait for or wish for motivation. You already have everything you need within you right now. And what you don’t have you are resourcefulness to go and discover.
You’re holding the match. Go ahead and catch yourself on fire.