4. You Mostly Remain Unaffected.
Do you recently feel indifferent towards most things in life? Do people who made you happy, not elicit the same reaction from you?
If you are completely content with your life and the direction it is taking, you will look forward to each new day with enthusiasm. You will enjoy every single moment of your life.
Does an outing with friends sound boring now? An interesting project at the job is not making you excited? It’s time to trace back to the root of this numb feeling – maybe it’s your lack of motivation or passion. Try doing things that shower your mind and soul with satisfaction and tranquility.
5. You Are Happily Embracing Mediocrity.
Gordon B. Hinckley said, “Mediocrity will never do. You are capable of something better”
Mediocrity makes us believe that it is the highest form of being, whereas, genius knows no boundaries. Two factors make us stick to mediocrity and one of them is our comfort with the usual, however mundane it is and the other one is our fear related to change.
Will we be able to handle change? Sometimes we wish for a challenge to spice things up but our fear of the uncertainty holds us back.
Following a familiar routine feels more secure as compared to beginning a routine that might be laborious for us.
But unless you push yourself beyond your limits you cannot achieve beyond your idea. Just like the saying by Eileen Cook, from With Malice, “How will I know who I can become if I don’t give myself the chance to try new things, to push myself beyond my normal boundaries? Who might I be if I am away from the things that I currently use to define myself?”, you must immediately start altering certain things in your life which might be holding you back.
6. You Are Procrastinating.
Are you delaying your work every time you get a chance? Are you telling yourself “There is enough time left for me to complete my project before the deadline.” or “I will do my assignments tomorrow.” I will do this tomorrow, do that tomorrow, and sadly, this ‘tomorrow’ never comes!
Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time, sometimes to the “last minute” before a deadline. (1)
Procrastination is found to stem from some kind of passive aggression. People with passive aggression indirectly exhibit resistance to performing activities they genuinely do not like. Even though the aggression is not active but gets reflected through delaying an action, ignoring it or completely abandoning it.
If you are procrastinating, you should know that you are not genuinely following your heart and you should start doing it more often.
Life is about choices. If you feel that you’re not making the right choices, act on it. Remember we get one life. If you don’t make the most out of it, you will regret later. And by then you will already be too late.
As Roy T. Bennett says in The Light in the Heart,
“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”