I find it funny when things are going well how hard it become to continue to work hard. When I’m on the bottom or behind, I have to work harder, it is when things are going well I find myself starting to become complacent, relaxed, and I start to slack. For maybe the first time in my life, I’m doing well and I’m seeing how much work I have ahead of me (this is not to say I have never been doing well before, simply I have never had this realization in tandem with doing well.) I am seeing the triggers where I might normally become complacent and I am not going to give in to them. I am also seeing the triggers where I might over extend and take on too much because I am doing well and I am healthy, I am not going to give in to those triggers either. I am going to stand in the tension, allow myself to be pulled and try to always be aware of where I am in the tension.
This is going to be interesting. Fun. Maybe even exciting at times. I look forward to where things will be going as I feel like I’m almost on top of the world with how well my life is going. My life is not this good because of me, my life is this good because of my community and the team I get to be a part of. I have been blessed with amazing opportunities and responsibilities. Now I am allowed to rise to the occasion and show the true measure of my character in successes and failures.
I look forward to both.
Where are you at in the tension of work and rest or complacency and success?