One of my favorite Bible verses comes from the Book of Revelations:
“16 [a]So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.”
Now from a Christian perspective, this is of course a very potent and necessary warning about the idea of not being “all-in” when it comes to one’s faith in God. The imagery of this is frightening and motivating to get your life in order.
However, like many pieces of wisdom in the Bible, this has application to even the most non-believing atheist. Because in this world, if you are lukewarm the world will certainly spit you out of its mouth even if you have no concern for the afterlife.
The one thing I see time and time from new clients who aren’t getting to where they want to be is a lack of resolve, commitment, or fire that drives them. They’ve spent their whole lives with a case of Niagara syndrome (letting the current move them to wherever it desires) and are just starting to contemplate the idea that action is needed.
Conversely, most every person who succeeds (whether that be financially, spiritually, physically, etc.) does so because they are totally and inescapably committed to their mission. If you’re not that person yet, you’ve met that person. Maybe you watch them from afar on Instagram or maybe it’s your brother or sister that grew up in the same house as you. Their energy and certainty are undeniable. You want to be around these people. In your worst moments, you denigrate these people to make yourself feel better.
If you want to get out of this lukewarm place in any aspect of your life, then commit to yourself and do it. The easiest way is to start with a coaching session – it’s free and there’s obviously no commitment.
Before that, you can start with these simple steps:
1)Know yourself – for people who are lukewarm or middling, it’s possible you’re in the wrong place or doing the wrong thing. The first thing you want to do is re-evaluate your blueprint. If you have goals that you are chasing, re-assess them. You may have set those goals 5 years ago and never thought about them again. You’re a different person now and those goals and desires may no longer be relevant. If you don’t have goals, think of goals for the things you want, the person you want to become, and the things you want to do.
2)Evaluate your circle – The people around you matter. If you’re around middling or unenthusiastic people, guess what you’re going to be? Middling and unenthusiastic. Write down 3 different things you can do to expand your circle and surround yourself with more inspiring people.
3)Change what you feed your mind – Frankly, the world wants you to be a middling person. It wants you to have enough money to buy their products, but it doesn’t care much about you after that point. Don’t let marketers who are designed to create desire for their products by making you feel inadequate own all that space in your brain. Find books, podcasts, and personal development programs that will fill your mind with positivity and new ideas for improvement. Even when you feel like there are no ideas left in the realm of personal development (after all, it is relatively simple), the act of listening to this instead of commercials or angry talk radio will help you feel inspired and motivated rather than angry and in need of some new Lululemon pants.
4)Take ANY action – The first three actions are background work that set the table for your new and improved results. The key to any type of achievement is to commit to take ANY action right now. What can you do as soon as you finish reading this to take you one step closer to where you want to be? It doesn’t have to be huge or expensive. It just needs to be in the right direction. Is there a call you can make? A class you can sign up for? A seminar you’ve been wanting to attend? Put one foot in front of the other and take a step in that direction.
If you’re ready to take a big step forward in any area of your life, feel free to set up a call with me today and I will be happy to see if I can help you. If not, work the steps above and live move forward in your life with passion and power.
Your life coach.
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