Become a Better You
Recently I went through some difficulties and depression and I gained some weight. My first thought was, "Man, it's going to be so hard to get back to where I was." However, instead of sitting in that thought, I pushed myself to the next goal and I told myself that this would be the last time that I let myself go. I went back to the drawing board and started over, because I didn't want to rest in that quitter mindset. I started to put myself back together because I know that quitting will only make it worse.
There is no standing still in my progress. There is no standard and nowhere to rest in place. I think we get this false idea that quitting will just leave us in some "average" state of being where we are normal and we can pass by undetected, but that is not true. If we are not getting better because we quit trying to be better, there will only be a steady drop-off.
The quitter's mindset works like a poison when it takes you over. Quitters always find a reason to blame another person for their failures. Somehow, it is never their fault even though they are the ones that decided to quit. That is simply not true. If you quit, it's on you. Here me out on this, I don't say this to be harsh. I'm not saying this to get you down. In fact, it's quite the opposite reason. I'm telling you this to empower you. If you had the power to change your situation, that would be so much better news than "it's the world's fault and there is nothing you can do about it." That's a terrible conclusion to come to. You have to keep holding the power and live as if it's always your fault when you fail. If you can live that way then that will empower you to be better. If it is always your fault when you quit then it is always within your control and your power to start again and be better this time.
Start accepting responsibility over your life. When are you going to start believing in yourself? When are you going to start really going for it? That power in your hands and responsibility shouldn't scare you. It should excite you! Think about it, there is a greatest you out there somewhere that you haven't even met yet. You have so much ground to cover, which means you have so much adventure ahead of you. You have to change your narrative and stop telling yourself that it is the entire world that is out to get you. You are not a victim, you are a survivor of all you have been through. You are Rocky when he gets back up everytime he is beaten down. Stop blaming others and start taking responsibility to get back up everytime you are beaten down. Become a better you.
It all starts with you.