IT'S OK TO BE COMPLACENT.
Before you tell me how that goes against everything that you believe in... hear me out.
I get it. Complacency is every gym-goer's, over-achiever's, entrapreneur's, self-motivated individual's absolute worst nightmare.
I was once an over-achiever.
I thought that I needed to be the best at everything.
Everything that I did was never good enough.
I spread myself too thin.
I inevitably burnt myself out.
But I hit a turning point.
I realised that I had accumulated a bounty of meaningless "objects" in my pursuit for nothingness.
So I started to discard the "objects" in my life that were unnecessary for my lifetime happiness.
Until I was left with just the things that mattered to me most.
But what happened was that I started to drag my feet a little... this then led me to dragging my feet a lot... I was made to feel like it was wrong.
But reflecting on this, I realised that I was dragging my feet because I had finally found happiness.
Happy that I had found a job that inspires me.
Happy with how my body looks and feels.
Happy that I'm constantly surrounded by positive people who add value to my life.
Happy that I have a supportive and loving family that I can always rely on.
If life could stay like this until the day that I die, my heart would be full when it pumped it's last breath.
It was no wonder that I had become complacent.
There are people out there who live much simpler lives than we do.
They don't have the multi-million dollar businesses, they don't have the "pro-card" winning bikini bodies, they don't have multiple properties that have been "paid-off" under their names or 6+ figure jobs.
But they are still happier than we could ever be.
Society leads us to believe that we need all of these material things to be happy.
Those with power will make us believe anything as long as it puts money in their pockets.
You don't need to become a victim of modern commercialism.
Strip away all of these distractions and focus inwards.
Trust that you know what you want out of this life.
Fucking listen to your heart.
So that someday, you can be complacent in your own happiness.