We all know the saying "Dress for the job you want." Whether we want it to be true or not, we all, in some ways, adhere to it. Some of us work to demonstrate our capabilities through initiative, our attention to self-care, or even clothing choices, while others remain "dressing" the way they previously have, thereby remaining where they've been. And, obviously, it's not just your job, it's your life for which you must "dress," show up, and be present (you know, mindful).
Danny in Nederland, Colorado
Similarly, it has been said, "If you keep doing what you're doing, you'll keep getting what you're getting." By now, I think you know that I love quotes (just click on the "Quotes" label to find other posts with inspirational words!), but this one is particularly important for us to remember. How much more simple can that be?! Even maze-exploring rats and salivating dogs have figured this out...
It reminds me of still another essential bit of wisdom. In this metaphor, it comes down to three options: melt into your current scenery/ get comfortable (even if it's not what you want), try to make a change (half-heartedly) and fail, or make a change and succeed! Like a picture on a mountain, you can become a tree (in a place you don't want), you try to jump but fall down a crevasse, or you can jump successfully to the other side, to the life you want. It's up to you.
The following, a picture from Humans of New York, is a perfect example of what jumping for the life you want is:
Accompanying HONY POST: “I think if you want to accomplish something big, you need to be a bit shaken. And we’ve gotten a bit too comfortable here. So we’re going to move to California and see what happens.”
Yes, exactly, JUMP for the life you want!
And, as Joe Rogan says below, Be the Hero of Your Own Movie! This is worth the watch.