You’re the only person holding yourself back from achieving your dreams and if you notice these signs, it’s time to take your life to the next level. Your destiny is out there if you have the courage to take hold of it.
Bravery will be required of you on this journey to self-fulfillment, and when you succeed, you’ll know what you are truly capable of.
6 Signs It’s Time to Take Your Life To The Next Level
1. You haven’t been inspired by your current surroundings
Continuous learning is part of our life as a human on this planet and it is a fact that gives us joy and motivates us to keep learning. If you haven’t been inspired by some new wisdom lately, go find it.
Read a new book, take a class, try a new place to buy your groceries, talk to someone you would usually avoid. If you haven’t branched out lately, this is a good time to challenge yourself to a new experience.
Learn about yourself by doing some personal exploration. Challenge your own thinking anytime you say to yourself ‘I can’t because ____.’ Are you really not capable, or are you limiting yourself in some way? Is fear the only thing holding you back from doing what you want?
2. You feel like you deserve more
Your sheer volume of talent could fulfill the staffing requirements of a small entrepreneurial business and then some. The knowledge that you have to share with the world is tremendous. You feel like you should have been a shaman instead.
When you feel a disconnect between what you have now and what you feel like you are capable of giving to the world, it’s a sign that you need to challenge yourself more. We are not talking about material possessions, we are talking about lacking the opportunity to maximize your full potential.
This is a great time to ask yourself:
What would I do if money and time were no object?
Now, ask yourself why you haven’t been working toward this goal yet and decide to take one step toward achieving your dream by challenging yourself.
3. You feel the need to grow through experience
When people you know talk about travelling, you have more places that you want to go than places that you’ve been. When people talk about the cultures and languages that they’ve experienced, you only know the one you were born into.
You need to diversify your portfolio of life experiences by challenging yourself more. Think of your life as an investment; invest your time, money, and energy into the activities that give you the biggest return. If it doesn’t feed your soul in some way, or help you grow into who you were meant to be, find what does.
4. You don’t understand anxious people
When you challenge yourself, you force yourself out of your comfort zone. This creates some anxiety about the new situation. If you aren’t sure you understand the emotion of anxiety, it’s time to challenge yourself more.
Fear of failure when we undertake a new challenge is normal. What is not normal is avoiding any new challenges out of fear of failure.
5. You like the fact that your life is easy
Unfortunately, when your life is easy, it’s a sign that you’ve fallen into a routine and that you need to challenge yourself more. Sure easy is hard to argue with, but it’s not what sucking the marrow of life is about.
Life and living it include both joys and pains, difficulties and times of ease and relaxation. If you are living it easy, you can be sure that a challenge will present itself to you soon, because nobody has it easy all of the time.
Rather than life happening to you when you aren’t prepared, get ready for it. Get physically and mentally fit. Be ready to take on the challenges that life is about to throw at you. Prepare for a mental assault and resolve to stay strong in your faith in your capabilities.
Challenge yourself to be physically strong enough to survive a significant illness. Even if you are healthy now, push yourself to be the strongest you can be so that if your body suffers a setback, you can handle it easily.
6. You can sleepwalk through your job
Obviously your career is not challenging you if you feel like either a trained monkey could do it or like you could fall asleep and everything would turn out fine.
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Researchers in the Journal of Small Business Management studying reasons that women leave the workforce found that ‘women’s most important entrepreneurial motivations were the desire for challenge and self- determination and the desire to balance family and work responsibilities.’ Women want to be able to control their career path, have flexibility for family, and they want challenging work that helps them build a resume of skills.