You can't change what you're not ready to quit. You are what you repeatedly do. Your habitual behavior often goes unnoticed because you don't need to engage in self-analysis when undertaking routine tasks.
Many people are just going through life. Just like that. Passing through. Letting time tick away. Fast. Letting things happen. Letting every day be just like the day before and the day after. Nothing out of the ordinary. Nothing you read about in history books. Nothing unique. Just average.
Can things be different for you?
Of course they can.
You just need to start taking control of your life right now!
Define your identity
"The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can. " —Neil Gaiman
Who are you? What do you stand for? What do you want to be known for? What standards have you set for yourself? Define your most important role in this world and start shaping your reality based on that.
You are YOU. Your challenge in life, in fact your life's work, is to become the best possible version of you. Not an imperfect approximation of someone else.
Purpose fuels your motivation. What do you look forward to achieving tomorrow, next quarter or in the next five years? Imagine waking up every day excited for what you've set out to accomplish. That passion alone will propel you to the next level.
Raise the bar, crush your goals, and make a dent. It's not too late!
Many people are living their entire lives without ever standing up and stepping out. But it's exciting to witness the rare few who dare themselves and step out of their personal bubbles to work on acheiving something worthwhile.
Most of us live with the stubborn illusion that we will always have tomorrow to do today's work. We consistently hold onto this belief and keep procrastinating until work becomes a heavy burden.
Left unchecked, we always default toward a more comfortable path. Your comfortable zone provides a state of mental security. You can understand why it's so hard to kick your brain out of your comfort zone.
Malcolm Gladwell once said, "Outliers are those who have been given opportunities — and who have had the strength and presence of mind to seize them."
Outliers seize opportunities and run with them. People who realize how little time they have and are driven to make the absolute most of it. Those are the ones who really live the awesome and extraordinary lives.
Be an outlier!