Ok maybe it’s not all your fault, but it’s definitely your responsibility. Ask yourself, are you where you want to be right now?
There’s a good chance there’s something holding you back from achieving the greatness you were meant for. If you give it some thought you know exactly what you need to do to get there, but you’re just not doing it.
There’s a quote that I really like that I read every morning. It’s on my night stand and it’s the first thing I see when I wake up.
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.”
We’ve all been hurt before, and most of us never let go of it. The difference between the people who succeed and don’t succeed is how their emotional baggage.
Those who end up sitting on the sidelines are the same people who end up playing a victim to all the things that are going wrong in their life. Having this negative mental attitude is all they’ll need to keep digging their hole of despair until it becomes harder and harder to climb out of.
The reality is we have to let go of all the people who have hurt us in the past, how bad our parents raised us, that bully who picked on us in school and whatever other emotional baggage we carry.
Also, we can’t be afraid of what the future will bring. I can promise you right now you’re going to end up failing at something sooner than later. What’s important is how you deal with it. Do you learn from it and move on or do you dwell on it until you scare yourself out of moving forward?
Living your life in fear is going to leave you pussyfooting around in the game of life. If you end up getting anywhere it won’t be very far if you’re leaving this giant weight on your shoulders.
The reason I’m saying all of this is because it applies to me as well. Every single day I have to make sure I get my mind right or else it’s only a matter of time before I start digging my own ditch of negativity.
Controlling the thoughts in your mind should be a sport because if you can get them under control you’re going to be winning in life. If you’d rather live in fear and play the victim then life is going to be brutal to you.
My core value is to live my life with positivity and passion to bring value to the people of the world while also valuing myself.
I very thoughtfully put the “valuing myself” part in there too. You can’t go through life with low self-esteem and relying on others to make you happy. If you don’t already (I didn’t always) put an emphasis on actually liking yourself and taking care of yourself so you can then help others. The value you give to the world and people who come back to you 10 times over.
There are going to be times when life knocks you on your butt and kicks dirt in your face. The easy response is to curl up into a ball and cry your eyes out like a little baby goat, but I would recommend getting right back up and fighting forward.
Start eliminating the areas in your life that are causing you to feel negative and start doing the things that makes you positive and productive. I recently started meditating for 10 minutes every morning so I can clear my mind and gain better control over the thoughts in my head.
I’ve also purposely stopped associating myself with people who bring negativity to it. I may look like a jerk for giving them the gift of goodbye, but otherwise I would have them dragging me down into their negativity.
There’s no point in blaming your bad genetics or your parents for giving you junk food when you were a kid. Nothing can change the past, but you can do something about in right now to change the future. It’s up to you to take the responsibility.
So stay positive, live with passion, help people, value yourself, build a great life, let go of the past and get out of your comfort zone. Like I said it can be a struggle for me too, but it’s well worth the fight.