It’s so easy to get caught up in the daily grind and go from your bed to the shower, and the shower to getting dressed, and straight to your car and off to work. We live in this rushed world where even a cup of coffee in the morning is consumed on the way to work, as opposed to sitting on the back porch and enjoying your morning cup of Joe. We’ve become trapped in our 9-5 jobs (which is mostly non-existent nowadays). For the most part, it’s at least 8-5 and reports have indicated that instead of it being a 40-hour workweek, the average American now works 47.4 hours per week. We have been told that if you show up on time, work hard, and stay with the company for a lifetime that you will find great success. It’s usually not explained that the pennies are always being pinched and you’re always on the edge of a chopping block. Do you find yourself happy with your current situation? This goes well beyond the working world. Are you fulfilled financially? Spiritually? Emotionally? We have compiled a list of 5 Signs that point to the conclusion that you’re not where you need to be. If you fit these signs, it may be time to move on.
You hit the snooze button way too often. Your alarm clock should go off in the morning to notify you that it is time to get up and attack the day. It is not there for you to now take five more nine-minute power naps. If you’re not where you want to be, you will continuously hit that thing time and time again and find it more difficult with each passing day to drag yourself out of bed. Life is meant to be lived and if you are not excited about the day that awaits you, you are NOT where you need to be.
You blame others. Darren Hardy, the founder of Success Magazine once said that the moment a boy becomes a man is when he takes full responsibility for his own life. Sure, you may not be able to control all of the actions of others but you do have control how to prepare for most situations. Did your spouse forget to pay the electric bill? Did your co-worker forget to complete the weekly report for this week’s meeting? It doesn’t matter that they forgot. It’s about you making sure that you are responsible for your actions. Do not blame others for their pitfalls, but instead look in the mirror and ask yourself if you were fully prepared. Blame is a distraction that hides who you really are from yourself. If you’re blaming others, you need to make the change because nobody else is going to change for you.
You’re negative. Life should be exciting and filled with joy and a sense of accomplishment. No, it is not always perfect and there are times that it can get a little scary, but if you keep telling your mind that the world is out to get you, then the world will get you! Have you ever noticed that if you hang out with negative people that before long the entire group is behaving in the same manner? Negativity and positivity are both contagious so be careful of who you hang out with. Jim Rohn is famous for saying that you become the average of the five people you hang out with the most. If you’re hanging out with four negative people, the chances are that you’re also negative.
You hate Monday’s. It’s another day of the week in a made up cycle of days, yet it has become synonymous with misery. “Looks like someone’s got a case of the Monday’s,” became a popular phrase. If you hate a day because it is the start of the ‘work week,’ then you don’t belong where you’re at and it’s time for you to make a change. We have a limited time here on this great planet, and if you are even more miserable than normal on a specific day, then it’s time for something different.
You have no goals. Anyone that plays, watches, or enjoys sports knows that there’s a reason the game is played…to win. How do teams and players win? Usually be keeping score! The goal of a sport is to obtain more points, score more goals, make more baskets, and WIN. If you don’t have clear and concise goals set up, then there is nothing that you are fighting for. Goals are there to drive you forward and if you find yourself without them, you have become trapped. Make goals!
Are you not where you would like to be in life? If you’re not, then that’s okay but for things to change it’s imperative that you force change. Take a leap of faith and step out of your comfort zone. Don’t be afraid to take chances and live the life that you have always dreamed about. Perhaps you find yourself in a rut, or find yourself complacent but it does not have to be that way. You have the skills and you have the personality to reach greatness. Don’t let anyone hold you back and tell you differently. Your time is NOW! It’s not in a couple of years when the resume is better, or when you get into shape, or when you have enough money saved to make the change. If you’re not happy with where you’re at, then change!