Some of you are just going through the motions.
Some of you are living every day like it's groundhog's day, repeating and repeating and repeating. I'm not talking about a routine, and I'm not talking about discipline. I'm talking about a schedule that produces laziness instead of greatness, a routine that keeps you mediocre instead of helping you attain your best life. Let me ask you something.
Is your daily routine bringing you forward, or putting you down?
Is your daily routine full of bad habits and stress, or is your routine consistently making you a better person? These are hard questions—trust me, I know—but at the end of the day, there's no choice but to answer them. I ask these questions out of love, because it's your life, and that means you have two options. Do you want to ruin your life, or do you want to make it the best life you could possibly live? This is your life to ruin or to build higher than you can imagine. I'm not sure who you are, but let me be real with you—stop expecting other people to treat you like royalty when you treat yourself like a peasant. Stop expecting others to treat you like you're great when you treat yourself like garbage. You set the tone for your life.
The more you love you, the more satisfaction you will get out of this life. The more work you put in, the more progress you'll get out. The less you settle for less, the more you'll find you always deserved. Be self-centered. Being self-centered isn't always a bad thing—when I say self-centered, I don't mean conceited or selfish. When I say self-centered, I don't mean that anyone should be the type of person who brings others down. Instead, I have a message that I believe applies to everyone reading this right now.
Love yourself. Love yourself, and understand that looking out for yourself isn't selfish. Caring for yourself isn't selfish. Striving to get what you worked for and deserve isn't selfish. If you want something, you have to go and get it—unfortunately, putting in the work doesn't always guarantee that you'll get what you've earned. At the end of the day, the only way to get what you deserve is to raise your standards. The only way to live your best life is to stop accepting your worst. The only way to get the most out of your existence is to stop settling for the least.
It all starts with you.