... to change ...
You have the Power to alter every aspect of your life.
From your living situation to your deepest insecurity ... you have all of the power to make things right. You are the only person that can address the nonsense that is hindering you from progressing towards your goals and aspirations. You!
You can post quotes on social media and tell people your hopes and dreams, but nothing will happen unless you actually make the sacrifices to put your words into action. There comes a point in life where someone will swoop down from some heaven, either inspiring you from a distance or giving you the choice to grow alongside them for your betterment. The deal breaker is whether or not you make the necessary adjustments to get to work on yourself.
Cut the bull crap and get to work. If you know that an environment isn’t good for your progress, GET OUT and find yourself an environment that will help you progress. Sometimes that environment is literally under your nose and you won’t notice it because you're too focused on useless things that only fill a void temporarily. Taking that leap to finally fix these voids will feel uncomfortable, but this will help you grow.
Experiencing FOMO when your friends are having a good time? Screw that … focus on what you have to when you finally have down time. It’s great to reward yourself once in a while with some fun, but doing so every weekend will take away from the time and energy you invest in your own future.
Drink alcohol much? Stop that shyt. If you are going to have a drink or 2 when you find yourself in a networking event, or even a social gathering with friends after a month or so, enjoy it; but stick to those 1 or 2 drinks because you want your body to be at 100% the next day.
Feeling like your life circumstances are forcing you to be where you are today? FOH (look it up if you don’t know what that acronym stands for) and get out of your head. Start thinking about ways to enhance your lifestyle and put those thoughts into work. Most of us have to work 3 times as hard to get ourselves to where we want to be. Early mornings and late nights. If you were able to spend late nights out with your crew, you should be able to spend late nights working on your damn self. So get to work. Find people that you want to be like and stick around until you’ve mastered what you aspired to be.
I’m tired of hearing so many people complain to me about their lives and how they wish they could do this, and that, and how this circumstance did this to them and how it’s difficult to try this. Tell me what you’re going to do about it instead and JUST DO IT. I’d rather hear, “I’m doing this so that I can get out of this.” “This is my current plan, do you see any room for improvement?” Show me that from your failures, you learned a lesson and have applied the lesson you learned. Stop beating around the bush.
Think positively and push through all of the bull crap. No one is born an equal. I actually think having all of those hardships are a blessing in disguise. Only those who work through their hardships give the utmost value to life and the amount of work it takes to succeed. Only those who defeat hardship grow into being awesome human beings. People without the knack to eliminate hardship never get to experience the trials and tribulations of growth. Don’t be that person!
Are you willing to do the work?
Are you capable of patience and perseverance?
Are you willing to leave your child-like behaviors behind?
Will you focus on what drives you to be better?
Will you surround yourself with people who challenge you and help make you a better human being?
Will you remain focused in your attempts to reach the quintessence of quality and consistency?
Do you desire being a better version of yourself?
You have the Power to decide and conquer.
You have the Power to make your life better for yourself and the people around you.
You have the Power to become a better version of you.
Unfortunately, it seems as though majority of the population feels entitled, choosing comfort over the challenge of becoming a better version of themselves. Some decide to stick to their child-like behaviors while others live in a cycle of failure because they choose to not learn from their failures. Sad story, right?
It pains me to meet people who choose to continue living in the same cycle over and over and over again knowing they want more.
It pains me to see them live with these voids that they fill with temporary forms of repair knowing the solution is right in front of them.
It pains me to think that they’ll probably never realize that they are living in a vicious cycle of deception and failure.
It pains me … to have a heart that actually cares about these people …
All in all, you can only focus on what you have control over and that’s yourself. Take yourself out of your vicious cycle and create a healthier environment for yourself, because you can. However, if you choose not to, that’s on you too.
Just know that the people who are worth your time won’t be around for long if you continue with the bull crap. With each worthy person that leaves you behind, you can either think the following:
“They’re just like everyone else … that’s why I can’t open up to anyone. It is what it is. Screw them. On to the next.”
“Wow, there really is good out in the world. That person actually cared and I fucked up. Time to get myself out of this bullcrap!”
I chose the latter when I realized my reality years ago ...
And here I am today …
Much Love my JuliPeep! Growth is a choice and I only want the best for you. Spread your roots and grow.
- Julio Caezar