Rock bottom isn’t required to start anew.
Rock bottom isn’t required to want change.
Rock bottom isn’t required to desire more for yourself.
There is a common mantra in the world of personal development that resonates with a lot of people that, if taken as gospel, is dangerous to those that aren’t at the end of their rope:
If read through a certain lens, some people may see the breakdown as a requirement for creating a major breakthrough in life.
But it’s not required.
You can choose to change out of desperation.
You can choose to change out of inspiration.
You can have no other option besides getting better.
You can see the abundance of options before you and desire the opportunity to improve.
Just because it could be worse doesn’t mean that it can’t get better.
You can have empathy for someone who is experiencing their rock bottom in a very real way.
But don’t let that stop you from wanting to expand your world, try new things, and level up your own life. It won’t make their life any better if you choose to set aside your best life because you’d feel guilty having it in the presence of their rock bottom.
Don’t believe the hype that you need to have your back against the wall to commit to an amazing evolution of self.
You could find yourself in the middle of a life you’re content with and be smacked in the face with a reason to become a better version of you.
For me it was my wife.
And then my daughter.
And then the prospect of creating a life that would be amazing for our little family.
Nothing was wrong with my life before I started the journey to get me here.
But I’m ecstatic that I didn’t wait for my rock bottom to decide to become the man that I am today.
Rock bottom isn’t required.