If pop culture were a real guide and the songs that populate the radio every hour a genuine testament of who and where we are in the 21st century, you’d think we were all living these wildly successful or “turnt up” lives. You’d be likely to miss how the level of mediocrity accepted in our society today has completely arrested our imaginations.
Let’s face it, it’s easier to live vicariously through your favorite reality star’s life on screen than it is to look at all the painful ways we betray ourselves by settling for relationships, jobs, unhealthy patterns and hand-me-down lifestyles that fall short of our grandest vision for our lives.
The biggest fear we have is not of dying or being alive, it is of facing ourselves in real time. Acknowledging to ourselves with brutal honestly what it is that we truly desire, however grand or impossible it may seem, is an exercise in audaciousness. Here, there is no room for pretending things are okay; “lawyering” ourselves into believing something is not as bad as our gut tells us it is, over and over.
Stepping into and owning the grand potential of your life requires that you put your big girl panties on and do the work of betting on yourself, asking for what you really want, believing that you can actually have it and pursuing it with fearless abandon. It is to stop attending the dress rehearsal of the status quo and to assume your personal greatness.
When you are no longer plugged into the matrix of mediocrity and are badass enough to be yourself, you supercharge your life with more joy, a deeper sense of fulfillment and overall well-being. Elevate your game. There’s an epic life assigned to you waiting to be lived. Will you do it?