Refuse To Be Used
I was running today and I was thinking about my life. And I was thinking about when I really wasn’t living up to my full potential. I was thinking about when I was not working on being the best me that I could possibly be. I started thinking about how and when I decided to change that. I thought about the people I admired and the people who had turned their lives around and become great and I thought about how that always seemed so far away, like it just was not possible for me, but that was not true. I started pursuing greatness and things in my life radically changed. I want to very strongly reiterate that point for you guys that greatness is not only available to me.
Greatness is not something that is only reserved for a few people. Greatness is available to everyone who pursues greatness. If you want to be great then do it. There is a you inside of you that you haven’t even met yet. I want to be clear. But if you are holding onto the same habits, the same people, the same routines that are keeping you in the same place then you will never meet that potential you could be. If you keep focusing on the doubt, if you keep focusing on the fear, if you keep focusing on the things that keep you in the same bad situation, I call that breaking your own heart.
A lot of times we like to point the finger at everybody except ourselves. We say “this person broke my heart, or this thing broke my heart” and sometimes that might be true, but eventually there comes a time where we know what is keeping us from growing and moving on towards the better version of ourselves that is out there and we choose to stay in the same place. That then becomes our fault and it is actually you who is responsible for breaking your own heart.
If we want to grow and move towards that better us then we have to start accepting that responsibility and stop blaming everyone else in our lives for what we are accepting from our current reality. Maybe you are not responsible for the bad things that happened or came into your life, but I will tell you this: if you stay in the bad situation that happened because of it, then you are choosing to break your own heart. If you want to stop being sad, or you want to stop being used then you have to make a choice to pursue what will help you grow. You also have to make a choice to let go of the things, and the people, that are keeping you from growing in your life. And that is not always easy, but it is never impossible. If you want to grow and meet that best version of yourself, then you have to refuse to be used, and refuse to accept less.
It all starts with you.