Kill Your Excuses
Statistics show that less than ten percent of people actually make the changes they say they will.
Why? Because change is hard. The other day, I was outside training for my half marathon. I was really going through it—I was so tired that I honestly felt like I was dying. Although not everybody's goal is to beat their half marathon time, we all want to do hard things. We all have individual challenges, and we all have things we'd like to accomplish before leaving this earth. That being said, change is hard. How do you motivate yourself to do something so hard it feels like death?
Simple. Remember that more than one kind of death exists. A lot of us are so afraid of failure that we never get the chance to achieve our dreams, and as a result, we end up not living life at all. I'd take running until I'm sick over that any day, and I'm willing to bet that most of the people reading this right now would as well.
It's time for you to make a decision.
Let go of your entitled mindset, and stop acting as though anyone in your life owes you anything. Entitlement will kill your dreams, and having more faith in other people than in yourself will end up disappointing you. In 2010, I was at rock bottom. I was struggling financially, but even though I could have asked my parents and my friends for money, I refused to. I knew that if I kept relying on others to take care of me, I'd never figure out how to take care of myself. I decided to fix my financial situation by myself, and I ended up finally getting a job at 24 Hour Fitness.
Stop making excuses. It's easy to say that your problems are your parents' fault, or your coworker's fault, or your friend's fault. It's easy, but it doesn't help put anything in motion.
It's high time to step up to the plate and make the world respect your greatness. You know it, and I know it. It's time to stop making excuses and let go of your negative baggage. I want you to say to yourself, "Today is the day. I'm going to make some tough choices, and I'm going to move forward in my life, because I owe myself the opportunity for more."
You owe yourself a lot. You owe yourself to stop keeping things in your life that are holding you back from becoming your greatest self. You owe yourself to kill your excuses, and to stop relying on people who won't do anything for you. You owe it to yourself to have faith in God and in yourself above anyone else, because faith is the only way to keep moving forward. What are you waiting for?
It all starts with you.