Rachel & Shane Krider’s third episode of their personal development podcast teaches you how to find happiness. Below is a snippet of the podcast where Shane discusses the vigilance drive and why it’s important.

Being vigilant to me means that you are aware, you are awake, and you know your purpose. When it comes to being happy, why is it that we base our happiness on others instead of ourselves? I don’t know about you, but I tend to think “if it wasn’t for so and so, I can actually be successful.” There always seems to be somebody else or something else standing in the way of our happiness. Why is it that we all want is to live in our little safe places? When we’re in our safe zone, we feel as if there’s nothing out to get me and there’s nothing to worry about.

The way the world works is that we have to be vigilant to stay alive. Think of it with this analogy of farm animals. The farm animal can be happy and content grazing in the herd because ignorance is bliss right? But don’t you know, all of a sudden, there’s a wolf circling the herd. The vigilant animals realize this and run away. As the ignorantly blissful animal, what do you do? You sit there and linger in your own little world and don’t get out of harm’s way. What I’m trying to prove here is that the universe requires us to be vigilant, it’s just a fact of life.

We will all be driven into vigilance. You are not going to stay alive, you will not stay successful if you do not find a way to stay vigilant. What’s going to be your driving force into vigilance? You will only know you’re becoming more vigilant once you start making a conscious effort to do so since vigilance includes self-awareness and situational-awareness.

Shane Krider is a successful personal development life coach, producer, speaker, author, and entrepreneur. Along with his wife, Shane is the co-host of Born to Prosper’s Mind Power, which is a self-help podcast which challenges its listeners to delve deep into their minds to find success. In addition, Shane travels the world in luxury to speak to aspiring entrepreneurs at conferences and workshops to inspire them to find their own pathways to success. Shane Krider is part of The Prosperity of Life Network, a United States-based personal development business with a presence in 52+ countries.