Make The First Step
It's on you.
I want you to let that sink in. It's no one else's responsibility to live your life—look in the mirror and tell yourself that. Accept that responsibility, for whatever it is, whether it's your vision or your personal fitness. Fall in love with that responsibility, and fall in love with the process of fulfilling it. No one can get in shape for you, and that's what makes you so special. People can motivate and inspire you, but you're the only one with the power to make decisions.
Let me tell you something—you might have a valid reason for why you're at where you are, but I promise you I can find someone else who's pushing through a similar pain. I guarantee there's someone out there working harder than you instead of coming up with excuses.
If you're in pain, use that pain to push you forward.
Pain comes from many different places, but if you can put in the work, God will turn your stumbling stones into stepping stones. The decision is up to you, so look in that mirror and accept it! Look at yourself and take responsibility of your life. It breaks my heart every day to see people blame others for their situations or complain about their circumstances when they have no willingness to change themselves. If you refuse to move forward, I promise you that nothing is going to change for the better.
Nothing in life is easy, and change is no exception. Change is a struggle, but let me tell you a secret—it can also be your power. I want you to label everything you go through as the strength you will have gained in the future. If you're in a bad situation, I need you to understand that it won't last forever. Not only that, but it will make you stronger if you let it. Invest in yourself, even when you're feeling poor. Plant the seeds of success in your own life, and make the decisions you need to make for your future.
It's time for you to take control of your mindset. It won't be easy for you, but it isn't easy for anyone. And once you turn your first big hurdle into a stepping stone, you will understand that you can do anything. You'll understand that you have control over your future, and you will inspire and motivate those around you. Believe in yourself, and the rest will follow. The road is long and difficult, but I promise it will be worth it.
It all starts with you.