I remember one day waking up and realizing I was living a very monotonous life. Some how, some way, I became okay with being boring and going through the motions of an everyday routine. For some people, routines are bae, they work for them, but someone like me......not so much. I remembered a time where I was spontaneous and full of life and adventure. But on THIS day, I realized THAT person was long gone. I didn't wear makeup, I didn't try to wear clothes that were REMOTELY flattering, I didn't make an impact in anyone's life, I was just existing in this world everyday. This was the day my life changed....
REAL RECOGNIZE REAL
I realized I had become COMPLACENT and it was no one's fault but mine. I lost my drive, my ambition, and somehow I didn't even recognize it. This was a point in time where I was the MOST unhappy. I didn't know why I was unhappy, but I knew I was. I now realize Complacency is a trap that the enemy uses to keep us away from fulfilling our God given purpose in life. I was finally recognizing and identifying my true source of unhappiness. It was such a life changing moment for me.
From that day on, I knew I could no longer live that way. I had to get my to "old self" back.
GET YOUR SWAGG BACK
(Do people even say swagg anymore?) Well anyway, you know what I mean. You have to get the dirt off your shoulder and brush yourself off. It's time to hop back on the wagon, and get back in the game. The only way to get out of complacency is to GET OUT OF COMPLACENCY. You have to make the conscious decision to just do it. That day that I woke up and realized I didn't recognize who I was, was such a pivotal point in life for me. It was a hard day. I had to face the music of my current self while remembering my former self. (I'll let you marinate on that for a minute). It didn't happen overnight, but I slowly became inspired by things that once made me happy. I remembered my purpose to reach people and uplift, encourage and inspire. It didn't take long, before the old Chrissy was BACK, this time, new and improved! I can honestly say....it feels good to be back and to be back with a more defined and outlined purpose. No more complacency. I know what I have to do, I continue to ask for wisdom and guidance from God how to do it. But I know you're wondering, how did you do it?
but how sway?
How do you get the swagg back that you didn't even know you lost? Get inspired! What are some things that put you in a happy place? For me, it was water! I know that sounds crazy, but bodies of water gives me a sense of calm, peace, serenity. This summer, I took as many mini vacays (sometimes even just a DAYcation) to the beach as possible. Each trip gave me a new level of inspiration. I met new people, I was able to see a new lifestyle of living. It really changed my current view. Sometimes when you see the same thing over and over again, you can't see past whats in front of you. Get out and change your view!
don't just think....be
Most of the time, we spend more time thinking about what we "PLAN" to do, than actually putting in the time to do it. Put those plan and desires into action. A goal won't get met by itself. Complacency is a trick to keep you in the same position. If God woke you up, he still has work for you to do. You can't work for God in the same place. MOVE! BEAT COMPLACENCY! Make a choice today to become a person of motion. Decide to always seek for advancement, whether it's of knowledge, your career, a better relationship or increase in finances. Just get to moving!!
How will you beat Complacency? Leave your comment down below.
Thanks for reading.