There are a lot of great things happening in our lives, as well as great opportunities. You may feel like other people have all the opportunities and are living a cool life which can lead you to thinking about how the grass seems to be greener on the other side. Watching your friends and family succeed in life may cause you to be envious of them. After all, they make it look easy. However, if you take a moment to ask them how they do it, the answer may surprise you.
The answer is as simple as just showing up. Showing up seems too easy and simple to do, but it can be challenging to some. Showing up means going to family event even if you don’t want to, but you know they want you there. Going to events for family and friends can turn into a great opportunity to pursue other adventures. Your cousins could be talking about going skydiving at a family event and invite you to tag along. If you never went to that family event, you may have never had the opportunity.
Showing up involves going to work on time, but it’s more than that. It involves being a reliable employee. Showing up means that you’re there to take on tasks to the best of your ability. Putting forth a strong work ethic and showing dedication to your profession will benefit you in ways you can’t imagine. Eventually someone will notice you showing up to work, and they might be able to improve your current situation.
Showing up also includes going up to appointments like court dates, jury duty, and other activities that you may not want to do. Showing up to these events means that you’re taking responsibility for yourself. If you don’t show up to your court dates you can end up in some serious trouble. We’re not talking about your mom is mad that you made a mess kind of trouble. You could end up with a warrant out for you arrest, or double your fines.
Showing up to life events isn’t always easy, but it is worth it. Don’t let yourself talk yourself out of experiencing opportunity. Showing up should be easy, but sometimes we walk ourselves out of it because we feel uncomfortable. However if we just give life a chance, it may just surprise us.