How To Take Control
At the end of the day, it all starts with you.
Today, I want to relate that message to where you are today and where you plan to go tomorrow. It's on you to choose whether or not to believe in yourself, and it's on you to keep getting up off the ground no matter what. Let me tell you something—you are capable of anything.
There is nothing on earth that's off-limits. You can do absolutely anything you put your mind to, and that's something I need you to understand as you live your life every day.
It's time to stop pretending that your limitations are more important than your capabilities. Whatever limitation is holding you back, I need you to stop valuing over your abilities. Whatever lies the world is telling you about yourself, I need you to stop trusting over who you really are.
I say this a lot, but you've only got one life to live.
What does that tell you? It should tell you that your limitations aren't half as strong as your capabilities, because if they were, this life wouldn't be worth much at all. Stop complaining. Stop making excuses. I want you to look in the mirror and point a finger at yourself. I want you to say, "It all starts with me." Say that ten times every morning, because listen—this world isn't going to give you a thing.
This world doesn't owe you anything, and that's a fact a lot of people don't seem to understand. A lot of people wait their whole lives waiting on things outside of their control. A lot of people put all their faith in the words and opinions of others, and some of those people die waiting around. A lot of those people never get the chance to achieve all they were meant to achieve, and a lot of people waste their whole lives waiting for someone else to live their lives for them.
God gave you every tool you need to build yourself up.
It's easy to blame other people. We're comfortable with blaming our environments. It feels easy to blame our situation, and I get it—I was that person once—but I'm telling you, even when you're right about how bad your situation is, you're not doing anything for yourself by holding it accountable.
Because your situation has no obligation to change. Even when your life is truly outside of your control, you can't expect anything to happen when you hold other people accountable. The only thing you can do is act with whatever control you have. The only thing you can do is hold yourself accountable, even when you're not to blame at all.
I'll say it again:
It all starts with you.