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Are We Living or Existing?

The other day I woke up inspired to post a message of gratitude with a call to action. The post said, “You woke up this morning, now what?! What are you going to do with this blessing and opportunity?” with the call-to-action sticker with the question of “What are you going to do today?”. This was something to get people and motivated for the rest of the day, week, and hopefully the rest of their life, but most of the responses I received were the complete opposite. Most of the responses were what I was intending to motivate people from the mindset of. The majority of the responses were “going to work”.

“You woke up this morning, now what?! What are you going to do with this blessing and opportunity?”

A lot of us have gotten into a daily routine where Monday through Friday, sometimes even the weekends, we’re doing the same things at the the same time of day. I’m not talking about scheduling our day or sticking to a schedule. I’m talking about the mundane routines like waking up, going to work, maybe the gym, and then back home. We’ve mastered that, but what’s next? What else can we do with our day to break up the monotony and shift our mindset?

I also received some responses to my post like, “writing goals” and “working on my business”. Those of us who do have jobs are thankful, especially right now, but going to that job isn’t all to look forward to in our day. Well, at least it shouldn’t be. My favorite response was “live”. That’s exactly what we need to do more of because falling into the trap of daily monotony, we’re just existing. It’s comfortable not to shake up our routine, but being uncomfortable is necessary for growth. Being uncomfortable is what it’s going to take for us to get to our next. Now my question to you is, what are you going to do with this opportunity to see another day?


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