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Complacency is the enemy: Living Unapologetically

"The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle." - Steve Jobs

Are you stuck in a job that feels like it never ends? Even on your days off, it seems to follow you? I've been there... Carrying two phones, always on call, feeling like I couldn't escape. It was miserable, but I convinced myself it was normal. "That's just the way it is," "They need me," I'd tell myself. But deep down, I knew I wanted out.

Complacency is our biggest enemy

I craved freedom from those endless calls and pointless meetings. Thoughts like "It's like this everywhere" or "What if it's worse if I leave?" kept me trapped. But staying put felt scarier than taking a leap.

It's a recurring theme I've noticed through my life. What if I'm doing the wrong thing? I'm not really sure if this is going to work out how I planned... New beginnings always feel scary, but let me remind you that staying where you are is way more scary.

Leaving my job was terrifying. Giving up a steady paycheck felt risky. But staying stuck was scarier. Complacency was my enemy. I'd grown too comfortable in my misery. My corporate gig was miserable, but I had grown complacent. I made stress and misery my identity. Please don't follow my steps where I stayed too long!

We all do it in various areas of life and to differing degrees. We settle into discomfort because it's familiar. But if we stay, we'll regret it.

It's not just work. It's everything. Even in my hobbies and investments, I found myself settling. But being the best in a stagnant pond isn't enough.

So, instead of daydreaming about a better life, I took action. Jim Rohn said it best: we'll suffer either the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.

Building your playbook to freedom means pushing past comfort. Yes, other people might think you are making questionable choices. But, do you really care what other people think? Taking action means moving the needle of progress forward. Failing forward is better than being trapped in regret. Trust me, I'm writing from experience here!

So why wait? Take the leap with me. Embrace failure, think about my post on risk, let some people call you crazy. Because that's how you know you're on the right track!

If you made it this far in my post, I want you to know I appreciate you more than you can possibly know. I will continue to share my playbook with you so that you too can find your own playbook to freedom!

I'm here for you, ready to support and encourage every step of the way. Head over to my Instagram at @playbooktofreedom for ongoing motivation and a community where we navigate stock market trading together.


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