Playing it Safe, What is it Costing You?
Are you an individual that finds yourself going through the same routines, schedules, positions and experiences each day? Life has become somewhat predictable and you simply show up, do what is expected then repeat the following day. According to the Gallup 2013 State of the American Workplace report, 70% of US Workers are not engaged or actively disengaged in their work lives. Does this sound like you? Do you feel that you've lost your creative passion and inspiration and can't remember when you experienced a deeper sense of fulfillment in life?
Have you ever stopped to consider, what is the lack of creativity, inspiration and dis-engagement costing you? Most individuals are not engaged in their life because they're simply playing it safe. They've developed a secure position with a substantial paycheck and they don't want to do anything to jeopardize the security and the status they've worked so hard to create.
Although it's perfectly normal to be grateful for the success you've experienced and maybe fearful of exploring new ways to grow and excel. But, what actually happens to your creativity and inspiration, your desire to grow and experience new experiences? When we play it safe and remain in the status quo life we lose connection with our creative spirit and inspiration. We become disengaged, predictable with little to no sense of fulfillment.
The Status Quo approach to life often increases our chances of becoming depressed and not living life to our fullest potential. In many cases it creates increased levels of stress producing hormones such as Cortisol which contributes to a Fight of Flight experience that impacts our overall well-being. The more stress you experience in life the greater potential for heart disease, auto-immune disease, weight gain, high blood pressure and many other health related challenges.
What if you could keep the security of your paycheck but transform your life to include more purpose and passion; a deeper sense of fulfillment and true engagement with daily activities? There's good news, Self-Leadership opens the door to achieving the success you desire and deserve. Not only will you discover your core values and create a life that is authentic and full of expression, you will learn to pinpoint key opportunities for you to thrive and align your values with the values and vision of your employer contributing to increased performance and optimal success.
Life is simply too short to keep living a status quo life. It's time to begin creating a life that is truly fulfilling, fueled with purpose and meaning. Self-Leadership is the opportunity to begin opening the door that unleashes the true leader within you.
If you would like more information on how to begin your journey to Self-Leadership give us a call at 800-732-9801 or visit our website at www.beyondstatusquo.com to explore the many options for thriving in the workplace and move beyond that status quo to greater levels of sustaining success.