The status quo.
It has good connotations and bad.
Is it good or bad?
No, it’s just a state.
It’s an excellent tool for stability. It’s important after a period of rapid growth. And it feels good to our survival instinct.
This part of us likes certainty and the familiar. It feels safe.
It's perfect for a temporary period of rest and recovery.
This status quo state will not move you forward.
It’s easy to get lured into a long stretch of doing the same thing over and over. Stay too long, and inertia can take over.
Years can go by, and you wake up realizing that while you feel safe, you aren’t gaining any traction on your long-term goals.
Stepping outside the status quo takes courage.
It takes commitment. It’s a vulnerable position that by definition does not feel safe. Your instincts will fight against this change.
If you don’t step into the unknown, where will you be in 5 years? In 10 years? In 40 years?
What do you want most? The comfort of the status quo… or the satisfaction of achieving your goals?
It’s just a choice.