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Your Excuses Excuse You..

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Everybody Can’t Go….

Have you ever made a decision that you were going to a certain place or going to obtain a certain thing? Have you every decided that no matter what the circumstances were, you were going to do it? Well, making the decision is just the beginning. Your decision has given you some direction and now it’s time to put in the work. The work is what will separate those who say they want it from those who will have it. Anybody can go, but everybody won’t go. Many people simply like to talk about their goals and dream, but not everybody is willing to go for it. Some find pleasure in just talking about what they want and never take any actual steps towards their dreams. Some don’t take steps towards their goals for various reasons. I’m convinced people are having the wrong conversations with themselves. How much does it cost? How long will it take? How much work will I have to do?  IT DOES NOT MATTER….Make a decision about what you want and go get it. Don’t count the cost count the loss.  The loss is everything you didn’t get because you decided to focus on the work instead of the rewards. Your dreams and goals are going to cost you. When you’re putting in work for you goals and dream, you are making an investment in your future. So when you are not putting in the work, let’s call that divesting in your future. Wow.  That means you lose. Who is losing with you? Your spouse, kids, parents, friends, I don’t know. Only you know the answer to that one. Some of you have the best excuses in the world for not becoming who you ought to be. You blaming people for this, making excuses for that… Guess what, your excuses excuse you.  Your excuses may release you from you obligations but they also forfeit you future. “I couldn’t make it to the gym, because it was raining too hard. You’re excused, stay 20 pounds overweight then. I can’t go to night school because I’m too tired when I get off work. You’re excused, stay in that entry level position, you don’t need that promotion.  I want to buy my 1st home but it’s so hard to save money and fix my credit, your”re excused, you can stay in your parents basement.” It time to stop making excuses and level up. Everybody can’t go where you going. Stop looking for reasons  to stay the same and start finding ways to win. Let’s get to work.

It’s Not About You

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Have you ever ran into a person and it seems like the only thing they have for you is negative energy? They might stare at you funny, make unnecessary comments or just      flat out hate on you. Do yourself a favor, stop worrying about what someone’s problem with you is. A person’s problem with you is none of your business. The primary reason you don’t have to worry about it is because it  not about you. So many times a persons problem with you is a a problem they have with themselves. I’m convinced that if you look close enough you’ll find that it’s not you they have a problem with, it’s simply what you represent. Some people can’t help but to see your wins as their losses. They believe that your strengths will somehow expose their weakness. So instead of holding you up, they do the only thing they know how to do. They attempt to tear you down into bite size little pieces because that’s the only way they can take you. They look for your flaws instead of your strengths. Your light is shining so bright and instead of getting their candle lit, they would rather blow your candle out.  Unfortunately this is the way some people choose the operate. You have to protect yourself from this and don’t ever let some take away your light. It’s necessary that you keep shining. Whether you know it or not, someone is always watching you and you may be the light that someone needs to get their own candle burning. You may be the light that a weary person needed to keep their candle burning. More important than all of that is the fact that you owe it to yourself.  Their is no other human being like you. You are unique, gifted and talented. You are a one of one! Each of us is born with special gifts and talents. It’s necessary that you continue to grow up and show up. Do not dim your light so that others can be comfortable. Never let someone blow out your candle. Continue to be the best version of yourself.  Let’s get to work.

ATTACK LIFE

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It’s time that you begin to attack life. If you aren’t where you want to be it’s because your’re not who you need to be.  Everything you want is out their waiting on you.  There is nothing that can stop you from becoming the person you ought to be.  There will be obstacles and challenges, but those only exist to test how bad you really want it. Attacking life is about making a decision and not stopping until you get it done.  I’ve heard the question asked many time to successful people. To what do you attribute your success?  So many times the answer is simply, I made a decision.  A made up mind is a powerful weapon.  Your decisions will lay the foundations from which all other elements will blossom.  Your decisions give you direction and that direction will lead you to a destination.  That’s the power of having a made up mind. So it time that you stop pushing to the side, putting off and procrastinating. It’s time that you make the decision and begin to attack life.  Your life is not a rehearsal. You’ve only got one shot, so make it count.  It’s time to decide who you want to become, where you want to be and what you want to have. Let’s get to work! Attack Life.

Attitude Is Key

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Its important that we work on our attitude.  Your attitude is a reflection of your state of mind. As we learn to manage and become more aware of our state of mind, we can begin to manage our attitude. Wherever we are mentally, it will be from that point of view that our attitude will be projected out to the world. We want to be careful and deliberate about what we project out because what we send out comes back to us. So if we want good things to come our way, we have to initiate the process by sending good things out. We have to take control of our attitude and the first step to taking control is becoming aware. Awareness is key. Awareness puts you in position to make a decision. You get to decide how you want to respond to any situation.  This is an absolute super power. If you are able to stay calm in a stressful situation you are ahead of the game. Many people go through life reacting to situations instead of responding.  Consequently those reactions come with a price. So ask yourself, what is my attitude costing me?  Is it costing you a job or a promotion? Is your attitude costing you a relationship with your friends, family, kids or spouse? What is your attitude costing you? Is it in the way of you becoming your best self?  Now ask yourself, is it worth it? I’m not suggesting this will be easy, but I am suggesting that its possible.  Your attitude may not determine what you deal with, but it will determine how you deal with it.  It’s time to make a decision about your attitude! Let’s get to work.