There are many people in this world who know what it is they want to do with their lives, and good on them I say.

I'm not one of them.

Actually, that isn't entirely true, I have found many things I love to do and am formulating plans for yet another passion. But it changes for me frequently, so maybe don't take me as an example.

But the reality is, many of us muddle along for years, doing what is expected of us, before realising that there is more out there.

We get up five days a week and head off to the job we at best tolerate, at worst hate. We do this because everyone else does it so it must be the right thing.
We do this because we are on automatic pilot. Because we aren't living mindfully. Because we have no idea who we are and what we want. Because we haven't thought about it. It all comes down to the same thing really.

What we percieve as our safety net, our comfort zone.

A friend of mine asked me recently what I think about our comfort zones. Well JJ, here is what I think.

I think that we get entirely too comfortable for our own good. I think we need to shake things up a little. If you are the kind of person who shudders at the thought of something different, then you need to start small, but you need to do something! If you never try anything different, then how on earth will you ever discover what - or who - you really love?

I'm not advocating you quit your humdrum job and travel the world (although if you want to, go right ahead - or at least make plans and take steps.)

Be an adventurer - even if on a small scale. Open your eyes, your heart and your mind. See what this amazing world has to offer you.

Get passionate! Get lively! Get excited!

Opportunities come to us from the least expected places. If you don't peek through the door, you will never find them.

Be greedy - grab for those opportunities when they come along, and don't let them go.

Stop worrying about what others think - my favourite quote ever: "What other people think of you is none of your business."

Create your own luck, and live your own life.

1 Friends say...:

JJ Jalopy said...

Hey! I'm in this one!

Awesome. I'm totally flattered! :-)

I like your outlook on this. I think we often get comfortable with what we're familiar with, not even necessarily what we like.

I really enjoy your passion and your openness on this blog. You're going to inspire a lot of people with your words, Suzie.