“The biggest temptation is to settle for too little.” Unknown
Have you ever noticed how easy it is to fall into the trap of allowing things just to be “okay”?
When things are terrible, they usually make us uncomfortable enough that we eventually realize we need to do something different and change things up. But, when things are “okay” there is a tendency to kind of just “let them be” and hope they will somehow magically improve in the future.
Well, you know what I have decided? I am so done with settling for anything around me just remaining “okay” and of course I want you to join me. One of my new favorite phrases is — “okay is not good enough”. I really have worked to apply this standard to all areas of my life because for too many years I used to settle for “okay”.
I can remember thinking to myself, it’s fine if I just feel “okay” at my job because I can find enjoyment in other areas of my life. Or, it’s not an issue if I just feel “okay” today because there is always tomorrow. However, in both instances, I was wrong – “okay” wasn’t good enough and I really was supposed to be doing something to change things from just being “okay”.
Be On The Lookout for “Okay”
It took awhile, but I finally realized that we’ve got to be on the lookout for any time we become complacent and start settling for “okay”. It’s not that everything is supposed to always be amazing. We are obviously going to have our challenges and issues are going to come our way that we need to work through.
But, when we notice that we are continually just feeling “okay” day after day about anything, that’s our sign that we’ve got to take action and change things up. Because, one of the most important things is the way we feel and our mindset as we move through the day.
Ideally, we always want to have the right type of energy flowing and we want to be able to really live and enjoy the moment that is right in front of us. When we feel that things are just “okay”, we are less likely to pour all of our passion and energy into them and that gets in the way of us really being able to live and enjoy the present moment.
So, what do you do?
The Possibility of Today:
When you realize that anything in your life is just ”okay” you have two options:
(1) change it; do something else OR
(2) change and improve your perspective
Those really are the only two options we have because continuing to accept things being “okay” or sitting around and complaining about them, but not doing all that we can to improve them gets us nowhere. It means we have settled and allowed something to be less than it should be. So, take a look at the things around you and how you feel. If you detect anything that is just “okay”, it’s time to take action. Here’s a list of things to be on the lookout for.
18 Things That Shouldn’t Just be “Okay”
1. Your job
2. How you feel in general
3. Your relationship
4. Your friendships
5. Your thoughts
6. How you feel about yourself
7. Your motivation
8. Your progress
9. How you move through the day
10. Your confidence
11. Your choices
12. Your passion
13. The way you treat other people
14. The way people treat you
15. How you experience the present moment
16. Your decisions
17. Your actions
18. Your relaxation time
Live Today Better than Yesterday
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