Be Stronger Than Your Excuses
Why can't it be you?
We all have things we know we need to get to, so why don't we do them? Why do we continue to neglect stepping up and bettering ourselves? The next level is out of our comfort zones—is that why we're so scared of it? Let me tell you something—it's time for you to do more for yourself and upgrade your entire life. After all, why can't it be you?
None of us are exempt from pain.
We all go through struggle and hard times. We all go through pain, and often, it feels as though the pain chooses us and not the other way around. It feels as though life is unfair. After so much loss and failure, it's easy to develop a closed mindset. It's easy to say, "How could I ever succeed? What's going to be different this time?" I'll tell you what's going to be different—you!
You haven't lost until you've stopped trying, so fix your limited mindset. Fix your own toxic ideas about yourself, because the only thing keeping you from the life you deserve is your limited mindset. The only thing keeping you from your success and happiness is the fact that you're choosing to surrender to the situation rather than continue pushing forward. Once you shift your mindset, I promise you that anything is possible.
Somebody has to be inspiration for others, and somebody has to be successful. Somebody has to beat the odds and take their life to the next level, so let me ask you something—why can't that be you? Why can't you be the one who redefines the limits for everyone else? Why can't you be the one who raises the bar? You will go through pain, but I'm confident when I say that the pain will be worth it. Your pain will be the pains associated with growth, and your pain will be like the pain left over after pulling out a splinter.
Let me tell you something—your excuses are valid. Your excuses make sense, and your excuses are fair. That being said, your excuses aren't helping you. Your complaints might not be irrational, but at the end of the day, making excuses makes no sense. Every moment you're making excuses is a moment you've succumbed to fear. Every moment you make excuses is a moment you're not confronting the things in your life you need to confront. You and I both know you deserve better than that. You and I both know you deserve more for yourself than your excuses. Stop saying "I can't," even when you seem to be right! Instead, I want you to say, "I'll try, and if I fail, I'm going to get up and try again."
It all starts with you.