Life is something we do with others and they can often be the catalyst and inspiration for our own journey.
However, each one of us has a unique journey and it is ours to discover, good, bad and average. It is our choices, it is up to us to be the one to find our path, learn our lessons, and work things out for ourselves.
No matter what others tell us or advise us, with good intention most times, there is still no substitute for treading the path ourselves.
The key is always to try to walk down the path even when it’s hard and scary. But we can never learn until we take the leap of faith and take our journey.
This true to a certain extent.
If the car is running fine, well perhaps leave it alone, don’t tinker with it. However, if we don’t get it serviced, change tyres and so on, it may not continue to work so fine.
We may be doing a good job, the money is coming in and everyone is happy. However, what if technology changes and we need a new skill to do our jobs and we don’t have it and someone else does? So then the job may not be going so well, perhaps we could have invested in keeping up to date with changes occurring and learnt some new skills.
The point is the mentality of ‘if it is not broken don’t fix it’ maintains the status quo and safe is the new risky in today’s world. We could choose to be working on getting even better as a habit, a daily ritual, then it’s not about maintenance, it’s about improving, doing our best, making a difference.
Also, the status quo becomes dull, uninteresting and lacking in rewards. The exciting things happen when we break things and find out how to fix them and make them even better.
Breaking things changes the world not fixing leaves everything as is.