“Monday Musings” is a series of posts dedicated to presenting questions and sparking insightful reflection in the minds of the readers. Monday Musings are built around the belief that the quality of questions you ask yourself will determine the quality of your life.
Many of us wander through life deciding that we’re going to let thing unfold naturally. For some of us, that’s okay- we’re fine with playing the hands we are dealt. Though I wouldn’t use “fine” to describe how some people live a dream lifestyle, sometimes fine is all it takes to satisfy someone.
But there are some people, myself included, that in at least one area of their life can’t settle for just “fine”. It could be anything, really. Somewhere along the lines, we decide that it’s no longer good enough and that we need to make change.
Usually, this is where the fork in the road splits us up even further. Half of us take the road less traveled, all the way to the top of the mountain, signaling that we have “made it”. The other half of us dwell on the road to mediocrity, where we spent years going back and forth about what we want out of life. This option is, by far, chosen more often than not. The road less traveled takes a commitment. It takes sacrifice. Not everyone is in it for the long haul.
The funny thing about the road that most of us take is that you rarely are allowed to stay on it forever. At some point, something (or someone) will make you change your path. It stings even more when you no longer even have a say in the matter.
Can you think of an example in your own life? Here’s one if not:
Someone spends ten years close to 30lbs overweight, tinkering with fad diets and gym trips. They remain literally just below the threshold of “I’m too overweight to be unhappy”, and just above the “I’m too overweight to ever be happy.”
Until one day, their doctor comes along and says “you’re a pre-diabetic”. Either lose weight, or you will soon become a type 2 diabetic.
See what I mean? The mediocrity road never lets you stay there forever. The universe doesn’t let people dwell on it. And so, despite your best efforts, you end up right back where you should’ve started in the first place- but sometimes, it’s too late.
There are a special set of circumstances for us all that would drive us to reach seemingly impossible goals. If you were told you had a disease, could you stop eating junk food all the time? If you were fired from your job, could you stop being lazy in order to pay the bills?
Your question today:
What set of circumstances is it going to take to get you to start living the life of your dreams?
Wouldn’t you prefer to live life on your own terms?
Yours In Musings,
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