Start Saying "No More"
Progression doesn’t care about your excuses. At the end of the day, this life is a war and it’s you versus you. What are you doing to be your best self? It’s not something you can choose once and be done with, this is a choice that you make daily. The mentally weak will not survive. I’ve been weak minded this past week and I finally made the choice to stand up and say “no more.” You’ve got to get to the point of being sick and tired of being sick and tired enough to make a permanent change. A daily change. A life change.
You can make moves or you can make excuses. When are you going to get to the point where you stop taking BS? When are you going to get to the point when you stop relying on other people? When are you going to get to the point when you stop accepting excuses for yourself and you say “no more?” Some of us only do the good things in our life for ourselves when we are feeling good. Let me tell you something right now - purpose doesn’t care about when you are feeling good. Are you waiting for your mind and heart to be right before you get in the gym? No, get in there and break a sweat. You think that every time I go live or stand on stage with a message it’s because I feel like doing it? No, that’s not how you live a life of purpose. You have to do it regardless, do it when others don’t support you. Do it when you don’t feel like it.
How many of us are waiting for validation? Waiting for validation from mom or from dad? Waiting for the validation of strangers on social media or close friends? Don’t you know that you’ve already been validated? Don’t you realize that God has called you to do great things? You better go get it, you are only fooling everyone but yourself when you post on social media like your life is better than it is. You can’t fool yourself when you look in the mirror and know that you aren’t living the life you’ve been called to live.
Where your life is today might not be your fault. But I want to tell you this - it’s for damn sure your responsibility from this day on. Nobody can control you but you. Nobody calls the shots in your life but you. It all comes down to you. You have to want it for yourself. Are you too good at settling for less? Are you too good at breaking your own heart? Are you too good at demanding better for yourself? Are you too good at breaking your commitments to yourself? You have a purpose and it’s yours to walk in. So take that road.
It all starts with you.