Most people are really lazy.
Interestingly enough, it took a sign that I saw while shopping for a Mother’s Day gift last month to convince me of that.
The sign is true. If we actually did all of the things we were gifted to do...it would blow our minds.
Most of us want to live an astonished life.
We want to do all of the things we dream about. To change the world and do what we’re called to do.
We want to wake up utterly astonished at what is happening in our lives.
We want to be wide-eyed at what has happened, curious and excited about the future, and doing everything we can to make right now amazing.
But most of us don’t. And I, for one, haven’t figured out why.
But I think it might be:
A life lived completely for self will never astonish you. (Click to Tweet)
Piles of money, fame, and good looks will never do that long-term. They will never cause you to just laugh in delight day after day. A life lived with the mindset that the world is here for our use will always lead to dissatisfaction. And without astonishment, we get lazy.
Part of self-indulgence is hedonism, or the devotion to pleasure. You will never be astonished or do all that you are capable of when your life is devoted to your own pleasure.
That’s the only thing I can come up with…self-indulgence. Most of us don’t do anywhere close to all we are capable of because when we have what we want (food, shelter, entertainment, approval, comfort), many of us stop doing.
I think that is the answer, but I’m curious what you think.
Why do you feel most people (including yourself, perhaps) do not live an unastonished life?