I’m sharing this #MondayMotivation quote for those who recognize that they may be getting too complacent with their goals. I’m not too far removed from this place in life myself, so this is a post for us all. It’s more of a vent/journal moment for me, but I hope it makes sense to someone.
When we have big goals in our lives, sometimes we reach milestones or small goals and begin to slack, forgetting that we still have more to achieve. We get comfortable with where we are (sometimes, we’re too scared to move And, while there is nothing wrong with basking in your wins or steps forward for a minute, it becomes a problem when you are no longer taking any additional steps forward. It’s a problem when you get too comfortable where you are that you stop trying to grow and achieve new things.
I’ll use myself as an example. I am currently renting an apartment, but my ultimate goal has always been homeownership. When I moved out of my parents’ house in my mid-twenties, I was so excited to just have a place of my own, leased or not. Years later, my place is comfortable. A little too comfortable. Being in the same place all of these years, it’s harder to jump out into something new again. However, my bigger goals mean more to me now than being in a comfortable place in life. Literally and figuratively.
I’ve found myself losing steam on quite a few projects and goals lately. Typically, when that happens, I take a break to reflect, refresh and regroup. When I think of what’s ahead for me, and where I could be from the work I’m doing, I realize that I can’t be complacent. Complacency leads to stagnation, and I’ve been there before. The feeling of being stuck in life is depressing.
I say all of this to encourage someone to break away from what feels good in this moment. Bigger goals definitely stretch and challenge you, but the work is worth it in the long run.