Wake Up, Zombies!

Wake Up, Zombies!

Wake Up Zombies


I live in a small country town, and I do mean small. There are about 400 people in the area. Since I’ve been living here I’ve noticed that a lot of the locals, the ones who’ve been here almost forever, do the same things all the time.

Day after day, week after week, year after year.

They don’t just do the same things, they think the same thoughts without ever stopping to question why.

These are the people I refer to as ‘on a loop’.

Their lives never change. They may not get any worse but they don’t get any better either.

They are sleepwalking robots imprisoned by their own subconscious patterns. Doomed to repeat the same actions and think the same things day after day until they die or something breaks the pattern.

The worst part is they don’t even know it. And it’s not just small town folk. People all over the planet are stuck in repetitive cycles of conditioning inherited from their parents and grandparents.

They are trapped by limiting beliefs they subconsciously picked up at an early age. Limiting beliefs that no longer serve them and keep them from realising their full potential.

An army of shuffling zombies, each one held captive in an invisible cage of futile habit.

It’s true that greatness is the culmination of small things done well every day.

If we want to be great we must do the little things regularly and having a daily schedule helps to get the mundane tasks completed but we should never just switch to auto-pilot and stay there.

Daily habits are essential to maintain our lives and keep the well-oiled machine running but other than those question everything.

Too many people live their lives doing things they’ve always done because “that’s the way we do it.”

Aren’t we all here to try to live up to our full potential? To really live?

Life isn’t something to be endured until you die.

Life is about pushing boundaries and testing your limits.

You don’t know what you’re truly capable of unless you try. Get out there and take some chances.

Start to question why you do what you do.

Is there a better way to do it?

Does it even need to be done?

Is it something I’m doing just because I’ve been doing it so long I can’t even remember why I’m doing it?

Does it bring me closer to my goals or am I doing it out of habit?

Re-examine your life and try to identify anything you’re doing that serves no good purpose or that you don’t enjoy doing.

Sure, there are some boring, maybe even unpleasant, things we have to do every day but those things help us to get  what we want and that makes them worth doing.

You might find you can do some things much more efficiently and stop doing some stuff altogether.

Do whatever it is you want to do. Do what makes you happy, not what you think is expected of you.

You only get one shot at life. Don’t live it on autopilot. Live it with reason and passion.

Make sure everything you do is to enhance your life and bring you closer to what you want, not because someone a long time ago told you it was the thing to do or because that’s what you’ve always done.

Question everything you do and if you don’t have a great reason for doing it then stop and replace it with something else.

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.”

― Henry Ford


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