Living your life to its full potential is something we all desire and deserve. Maintaining sustainable high performance is the key to realizing your potential but it’s extremely arduous to master and at times feels like a roller coaster ride. When you start a new venture it’s normal to feel excited, passionate, and motivated but often times we lose our mojo before we give ourselves the chance to succeed.
Overcoming complacency boils down to two things: Staying determined and ambitious. The second you lose either one it’s like throwing in the towel. I’ve written the top 5 things that have helped me overcome complacency. Please feel free to share your list in the comment section.
- Take ownership- Own your situation and dominate it. You can do this by thinking of things that have helped you in the past and new creative ways to overcome your current obstacles. This also applies to taking ownership of your thoughts. Keep it positive and surround yourself with people that make you feel good about yourself.
- Change your routine- If you’re in a vicious cycle of waking up, going to work and going to bed then it’s time to switch it up! Wake up and hit the gym, go to church, go for a hike, go to happy hour with close friends that can relate and try to learn something new to stimulate your mind.
- Don’t over commit- The exact definition of over committing is to commit more than is feasible, desirable, or necessary. Does any of that sound fun or exciting? Absolutely not, so don’t do it. Stay focused and finish strong!
- Take baby steps daily- Persepolis wasn’t built in a day and even God took 6 days to build the earth. If you want to accomplish your goals then you need to work at it daily. It’s not a entrepreneurial crash diet, it’s a lifestyle change. Work at bettering yourself daily even if it’s only in 20 minute increments.
- Make time for R&R- I’m going out on a limb here, but if the all powerful, all knowing, King of Kings took the seventh day off …then I think you should too. Don’t forget to schedule “me time”. This is critical to prevent burn outs that can set you back for months at a time.
A close friend sent me a text tonight with a quote that inspired me to write this post, so I think it’s only right for me to share it: “The harder thing to do and the right thing to do are usually the same thing.” What can I say? I’m a sucker for inspirational quotes.