If It Doesn’t Excite Us We’re Probably Doing Something Wrong

I’ve mentioned a lot that the majority of us are going to jobs that don’t excite us. We get up and go through the same morning routines, we take the same commute into work, and we have the same conversations with the same people day after day after day. I could never do that. In fact most of us can’t, but we settle believing that whatever our current situation is all that we can experience.

BEWARE AT 25 AND OLDER

Around this time in our lives most of us are settling into a “career.” 25_75College is behind us and the excitement of learning a new job has slowly sizzled away. For some of us the routine begins and we begin going through the motions without any sense of satisfaction. We overspend on unnecessary things, homes, decorations, cars, electronics, etc. Most of the time borrowing money from banks, aka credit cards, and we eventually accumulate so much debt and we’re forced to work jobs that don’t excite us so that we can pay back that debt. Capitalism at it’s finest.

WE ARE ALL STRONGER THAN THE WORLD TRICKS US INTO BELIEVING

When I feel comfortable I become bored. I crave new challenges and experiences. All of us do, but we’ve trained ourselves to ignore those cravings and accept that this is just the way life is. <<<Insert bullhorn here>>> WRONG! We all have life shit that we deal with. We all have bills, relationship problems, or anything else that tries slowing us down. It doesn’t mean we should become a slave to these things sacrificing the one thing that matters most, which is our own well-being.

THE MORE RIDICULOUS IT SOUNDS THE MORE WE SHOULD DO IT

It’s easy to talk ourselves out of idea because of how insane it may sound. We find ways to tell ourselves that it’s unrealistic. Or that it would just never work. Those feelings are called being scared. Being scared of stepping out of our comfort zone, and they are perfectly normal. Those feelings are my signal that I am doing what I am supposed to be doing.

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This summer I have something huge planned (I’ll blog about it in the coming weeks, or connect with me on Instagram for updates). I could think of a million reasons why I shouldn’t do it, but the one most important reason why I should is what will force me to make it a reality. I decided a long time ago that I would always do whatever I wanted to do no matter how crazy it may seem, because I never want to experience regret at the end of my life.

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28 thoughts on “If It Doesn’t Excite Us We’re Probably Doing Something Wrong

    1. Moving can be scary. The unknown, how will we survive, will we be able to make friends, etc., but those new horizons always bring us the greatest lessons. Let me know when you decide to make the move!

      Thanks for commenting 🙂

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  1. Oh my goodness I love this and this so resonates with me while I’m in the process of changing the mundane. And I’m prepared to make it as wild as possible as normal is boring and we only remember those moments that have something wild about them. Great post, thank you for sharing.

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    1. Yes! Exactly. Comfort can be our greatest enemy, right? As I sit here thinking about this summer, comfort tries to ground me, but I know how to outsmart it 😉

      I believe it’s in our genetics to want to remain comfortable, but like you mentioned, “we only remember those moments that have something wild about them.”

      Great comment 🙂

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  2. I’m reading this and thinking my blog was a huge jumping point for me. I love seeing and learning about other people and their lives and with the blog it’s exposed me to tons of wild and beautiful experiences. Of course the mighty $ prevents me from a lot of my dreams but I’m with you and hope to cram as much into my life of experiences rather than possessions! Can’t wait to hear what you are going to do!

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    1. That’s awesome about your blog. And yea, money holds a lot of people back, but I’ve learned that there is always a way around it. Meaning there are ways to make it and put it towards different adventures.

      I’m trying to evolve my photography from iPhone to DSLR. Maybe you can share some tips 🙂

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      1. I think so too. In my case, I’d love to travel but it’s time off work and money so I’ve decided to explore as much as my time and gas in the car allows each time I’m off work and have no obligations and having a blast doing so! Yes, I will gladly share my limited knowledge with ya!

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  3. I talked myself out of giving up a job I didn’t enjoy and that didn’t inspire me for way too long.. I took a leap of faith a couple of months ago though and have started out on a new journey along a path that has far more flowers than thorns… x

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  4. Your blog is very inspiring and refreshing. Both this post and your last one about having great ideas are very thought-provoking and relevant for me at this time in my life! Great stuff. Good luck with your adventure this summer too. It sounds grand.

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  5. Thank you for visiting my blog the other day! 🙂 I am glad you did so I found yours 🙂
    This read is just what I needed right now!

    I am going through a difficult time of many changes at the moment, I do like change but sometimes I feel overwhelmed when it all happens kind of at the same time. Your article reminded my to embrace change and always make the best out of it! Thanks for this! 🙂
    Many greetings

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  6. I like your attitude and you are 100% right. Almost 30 years ago my husband and I decided to take our two kids ( then aged 2 and 4) and cross the Pacific and travel around Australia in a campervan for six months. Friends said we were crazy. But friends who were Seniors said “great idea. Do it now while you can.” It was a fantastic trip. We will never forget it. The Seniors were right. They knew you have to grasp the opportunity when you can. Thanks for your post.

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  7. Three years ago, I talked myself into starting a photography blog. Today, you crossed my path by visiting my site. Coincidence? I think not. Thank you for inspiring us to step outside our comfort zone.

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  8. People also like to be comfortable, and part of that comfort comes from knowing where the next paycheck is coming from. I think that’s why most people stay in jobs they don’t like. They know that they can be late to work on Monday, call out sick on Wednesday, and still get a paycheck on Friday.

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