The Art of Breaking Complacency

So many people in life find contentment in the mundane, in the ordinary... to do things the traditional way or the way they think is normal. The southern tradition seems to be to go to college, get a job, get married, have children and live happily ever after. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this life, in fact, it is beautiful in every way. I for one, have trouble with it and struggle with the angst that there is more. That we can do more than the mediocre job and mediocre happiness. For a long time, I thought people that were just content with their lives were wasting it... I was sadly mistaken.

Contentment has nothing to do with the absence of ambition or passion. It has nothing to do with not aspiring to become more or not following your dreams. Contentment is being happy with where you are in life at the present time all the while knowing that God is working for you and through you to make you the best possible version of yourself.

Complacency however, turns out to be the feeling that is brewing deep down in my soul. It is a feeling I find uncomfortable...complacency is the satisfaction of mediocracy without the intention of inspiration or ambition. It is a dangerous place to be in and I for one plan to dig myself out of it. 

Graphic designers are people with creative, inspirational minds that need constant growth and nurturing. The creative side of me feels as though I am falling behind...this feeling coincides with the feeling in my heart of mediocracy. There is more to design, there is more to life.

"I'm not sure what I'll do, but - well, I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to love where things happen on a big scale." -F. Scott Fitzgerald

We can be anything we want to be and become anything we want to become, so why settle?

An all mighty God created every single one of us for a specific purpose. We may wander down different paths, seemingly aimless, trying to figure out what we are meant for but ultimately we have the opportunity to live the greatest life possible to the absolute utmost. In this aimless wander, why not live it up? Be the best version of yourself, don't follow the norm, and always follow your passions and dreams, We only get one chance, this one life, live it to the fullest.