Content to Coast

23 Jul
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I get it. Personal transformation is not for everyone. Some people are not ready to make the changes they would have to make if they want to experience different results in their lives. Some people simply do not want to accelerate. They are comfortable with being stuck. In fact, when you’re not trying to go anywhere, you don’t even realize that you’re stuck. I call it being “content to coast”.

Wait a minute. How can someone who’s stuck be coasting? I thought the whole idea of being stuck is that you’re not going anywhere.

Same thing.

You’re on a planet that is spinning at around 1,000 miles per hour. Even if you just sit still, you’re still flying along at an incredible speed. Relative to other people, you’re going nowhere. Relative to the moon, you’re coasting through space.

What usually gets people moving is pain. If you’re not feeling any pain, or enough pain, why do anything different? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

It’s probably not that you’re not feeling ANY pain, though. It’s more likely that you’re just not feeling enough pain to take action, to transform. Have you ever known someone who was too stubborn to go see a doctor? They’ve lived with the pain for so long, they’ve become accustomed to it. Either that, or they’ve reasoned that they can’t afford to get the treatment they need.

Are you worth it? Do you believe that you are worth the effort and the resources it would take to accelerate your life? What would your life look like if you accelerated it? What would it be like if you got unstuck and moved forward in new ways? Take some time to envision what your ideal life would look like, feel like, smell like, taste like, etc. You get the point. When you have that idea in mind, compare it with your current situation. Which one inspires you more?

Hold on. What if transforming and accelerating is even more painful than coasting?

Well, that’s kind of the point. Pain is unavoidable. The question is, what is your pain going to result in? What kind of pain do you want to live with?

Are you still “content to coast”?

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