Stop Accepting Less
When I started speaking, I never believed that I would get to be as successful at it as I am. I never took speech classes. I didn’t know that I could make any kind of impact on anyone. I was just shooting in the dark, but it wasn’t until I made a commitment to myself that I really took off. A lot of us do not have a consistency problem, we have a commitment problem. We can be consistent in so many things. We can be consistent towards the wrong things. A lot of us are. We are consistent with all of the things that bring us pain. We are consistent with the things that bring us heartbreak. We are consistent with what is toxic in our lives. We are consistent with things we do not even like, and we know the repercussions of not showing up. Whenever you can get that same mindset to your dreams or your visions then that is how you operate in greatness.
If you want to be great, then you have to take your commitment to bad habits and turn them into commitments to your good ones. When I first started speaking I remember that I was not very committed to it. I was committed to so many things that were not good in my life. I was committed to all of my bad habits but this one really good thing in my life was the thing that I just was not really committed to. However, once I changed my mindset and I realized that this speaking thing was something that could mean a lot for my life and it could make a big difference in my life and in my future I decided to commit to this wholeheartedly. Let me tell you, when I made that one change and started to commit to what was important things changed dramatically for me.
If you want to see dramatic changes in your life then you have to be willing to commit to what will help you and you also have to be willing to stop accepting what is holding you back. I always say that you might not be in control of what people give you, but you are always in control of what you accept. If there are toxic people in your life that you have not cut off after time and time again of them keeping you from growing into the best version of yourself then you are the one responsible for holding yourself back. If you can’t let them go then you are not a victim of bad circumstances. You are a victim of yourself. You are breaking your own heart, and until you can take that responsibility, stop accepting less, and cut the people out of your life that are only hurting you then you won’t be able to grow. If you want to commit to the things that will make you great then you need to change your environment to one that will make room for you to grow. Only then will you be able to become the best version of yourself that you possibly can be.
It all starts with you.