Show Yourself Some Respect
Not everything deserves you.
It's easy to hold on to the things that don't deserve us. Whether it's a habit, a relationship, or a false opportunity, it's incredibly easy to hold on to what we have. If you were wondering why you don't have the peace you deserve, this post is the answer to your question. If you're wondering why you aren't the person you should be, or why you're not in the places you should be, the answer is simple.
You're holding yourself back.
Stop clinging to the things that strip you of joy. There is trash in your life that is tearing you apart and sapping your potential. The trap is easy to fall into—the easy things seem attractive at first. However, before you know it, you'll be stuck in a rut. In the short run, it's easier to romanticize an opportunity or friendship than fall in love with constant progression.
What's keeping you from the life you deserve?
There are bridges you need to burn. There are chains you need to release yourself from, because you deserve better! Stop compromising. Stop settling. What you put in is what you'll eventually get out of life, so eliminate what stresses and degrades you. Cut out the things in your life that make you feel worthless. If you feel stuck in life, I'm here to tell you that you can free yourself. I'm here to tell you that life can be more than you've ever imagined, but you've got to take risks.
Leaving your comfort zone is scary. Don't settle for less just because less is consistent. Don't stay somewhere you deserve better than because you're afraid of the unknown.
You will have to rearrange things if you want your life to move forward. You will have to burn bridges and leave certain comfort zones. You will have to do surgery on yourself, and that hurts! It's human nature to be scared of pain, but I'm here to tell you that the pain is worth it.
You deserve better. What's stopping you from going out and taking it for yourself?
You deserve a place of clarity, where nothing interrupts your thoughts or your relationship with God. You deserve a place of growth, where nothing matters besides your goals and your standards.
There is nothing stopping you from taking your life to the next level. My challenge to you is this: At sunrise each day, I want you to consciously remember that you have another opportunity at life. Go for a walk, or pray. If you want to protect your peace, you need to strengthen your soul.
Respect yourself! Don't just strengthen your spirit—exercise your body however you can. If you can't jog, hike. If you can't hike, walk. You deserve a spirit that's full in every way. You deserve a healthy body. You deserve a sharp mind. Pick up a book and read it! Feed the champion inside you with knowledge.
Give yourself no choice besides growth, and growth will inevitably come.
It all starts with you.