Take Control of Your Life
My friends, you've got to stop waiting around.
The perfect opportunity exists right now, so stop waiting for a better one. I talk a lot about refusing to lower your standards, so you might be thinking, "Trent, isn't that kind of hypocritical?"
What I mean when I say right now is the perfect opportunity is that tomorrow isn't guaranteed. Every day is the perfect opportunity because it's the only one you can take for granted. Every moment you're alive is a blessing.
Opportunity doesn't always look the way we want it to. More often than not, opportunity is this ugly road that leads to a beautiful place. For me, opportunity looked like having a cell phone and making inspirational videos before I had an audience. I just had a cell phone and a red background—no equipment or team whatsoever.
Looking back on that stage of my life, I realize that opportunity tends to disguise itself.
There are three types of people in this world. Number one is the watcher, this person who sits on the sidelines and watches life passing them by.
The second type is the dreamer. The dreamer wishes things would change, but does nothing to create that change. The dreamer has all the good intentions in the world, but good intentions alone don't have the same effect as action. Big dreams without discipline die quickly, and the world is robbed of something beautiful.
The last type is the worker. The watcher tends to laugh at the worker, and the dreamer envies the worker's fortitude. The worker is the one that toils away regardless of his or her audience. The worker isn't concerned with external validation, and the worker knows they are capable of anything they put their mind to.
The good news is, no one is born a watcher or a dreamer or a worker. I don't know who you are or what brought you to this blog, but I know for a fact that you have the potential to do anything. This is your life, and you've got to stop discrediting how strong you truly are!
You have the ability to be whatever you want to be. Let's be honest—you need to be the worker. You need to work hard in your personal life, in your professional life, and your spiritual life. There is always room in the world for someone willing to work, and the only thing keeping you from executing your goals is your self-confidence and your discipline.
If you're a watcher, it's time to stop playing with your life. It's time to stop letting life pass you by—you are more than what you've been led to believe. If you're a dreamer, I want you to take your dreams and turn them into reality.
The hardest step to make is the first one.
It all starts with you.