“I know my room is dirty but I’m comfortable the way things are”.
“I don’t feel motivated to train tomorrow, so I’ll sleep in instead”.
“I’ll do it tomorrow because Netflix is great right now”.
Radical Acceptance. Just the other end of the spectrum.
Perhaps some of us have begun to recognise where a complete acceptance of “the way things are”, may in fact, be a detriment.
As we discussed, acceptance allows us to move on, recognising that no matter how hard we may try, some things are outside of our control and therefore cannot be changed.
But what if we are too quick to deal out this judgement.
What if things are within our control, and we’re just too lazy to do anything about them?
Or Misplaced Complacency?
The fact is that change is catalysed by a feeling of discomfort. It’s the external cue that tells us something isn’t quite right.
Those of us who respond to this, are those that are able to grow.
But those who are too quickly to accept things for the way they are, fail to do the same.
A simple analogy can be exemplified by our physical practice.
Training can be hard sometimes. Lifting heavy is taxing. Doing a metcon is uncomfortable and very sweaty.
But that’s where we get better. We adapt… Evolve… Change… Grow.
Most of us won’t stop halfway through a workout, throw our hands in the air and proclaim, “this is too hard – I’m out!”.
So why would other aspects of our life be any different? Why accept anything less than what we are capable of?
Don’t be lazy.
Don’t be complacent.
Accept things for what they are.
But don’t let that stop you from doing anything about it.