Stop Putting Up With Your Excuses
In life, there are so many ways we break our own hearts.
I was running recently, and I thought came into my mind. As I was running, I was thinking about my life and I was thinking about the state of a lot of things in my life when my life wasn't the best. When I wasn't in the greatest place, I didn't think there would be redemption for me. I didn't think I could ever rise above my pain, and if you told me where I'd be today years ago, I wouldn't have believed you.
Greatness is available to everyone.
It's not just available to the people you look up to, or the people you follow. Greatness is available to everyone. Whoever out there is reading this, I want you to know something—greatness is accessible to you, and there's a you inside of you that you haven't even met yet.
Whether it's people or your habits or your past that's keeping you in the same place of doubt and fear and insecurity, there is a way out. Often times, we break our own hearts without even realizing what we're doing. It's easy to point a finger at people or circumstances, but there comes a point at which our situations become at least partly our own faults.
Stop accepting your own excuses.
Let me tell you something that's held true in my life: Some of us are too loyal to the wrong things. We're too loyal to the wrong people, the people who continue to break us down and continue to break our hearts. We're too loyal to our bad habits, the habits that move us absolutely nowhere positive. What bothers me the most is how many people complain about the things they're not even halfway willing to change.
Why are we so afraid of change?
It's simple—change hurts. That being said, let me be real with you for a second—I know that your problems may not be entirely your fault. I know that whatever place you're in today wasn't completely up to you to decide, but it is absolutely up to you to decide whether or not you'll stay here.
Pain might have brought you to your circumstances, but if you choose to keep breaking your heart and keep staying within that pain, that's on nobody but you. A lot of people ask me, "Trent, how do I find the drive and motivation to leave? How do I find the willpower to make that change?"
It's time for you to develop a strong 'why' in your life. Why can't you afford to stay here? Why can't you afford to keep being loyal to all the things that have brought your life nothing but pain? It's hard to burn those bridges and walk away from those things, but there's no other way—this is your life at stake. Stop settling for less.
It all starts with you.