It’s time to crawl out of your safe space. Time to give yourself that long overdue gut check.
Time to accept the reality that your life sucks because you let it suck.
If you’re already screaming that you’ve been triggered, quit wasting bandwidth, and read something else.
But if you’re ready to see the truth. If you’re ready to take Extreme Ownership of your life, then stop whining and do it!
Choose what you want
“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” — Seth Godin
If you’re clueless, it means you should get out and read more. Try new things. It’s not hard. Stop trying to convince yourself it is.
Quit telling yourself you don’t know what you want. The truth is you’re just too lazy or afraid to narrow down the things you like. Take the simple time to filter out the crap you don’t like, and discover where your skills and interests align.
Set your clock. Shut out everything else, and spend the time to create a list of desires and steps to get there.
Let go of losers
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” — Jim Rohn
Lying to yourself won’t change the truth. Your parent’s were right. There’s nothing more damaging than hanging with people who drag you down.
If your friends lack solid character and the drive to do the things you want, they will shatter your dreams. Misery loves company.
The simple answer is to spend less time with them and more time with people who embody the traits you hope to acquire.
Make the effort
This isn’t grade school, so quit acting like it.
Think Smart. Do your research. Make a plan. And above all, spend the time needed to be effective in your task.
Life’s modern conveniences have made you soft. Toughen up.
Drop the ego
If you have an IQ above a hundred, I’m sure you’ve convinced yourself you’ve thought of everything.
Get out of your comfort zone. Humble yourself. Seek out people who’ve accomplished what you hope to. Find a mentor. Ask for help.
Misery and boredom are simple failures to show gratitude.
Take stock in the simple miracles of life. If you have food, shelter, and clothing, everything else is just cream. Show your appreciation.
Take a few minutes each day to reflect on all the reasons you have to be grateful.
Quit making excuses
If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” — Jim Rohn
I don’t care how tired you are and why you think life sucks. Everyone has a sob story, myself included.
The good news is you’re alive. At least you’re not being tortured in a concentration camp at the hands of the Nazis wondering about the meaning of life. If Viktor Frankl can find meaning in suffering, you have no excuse.
You have so much opportunity. Are you going to squander it binge-watching Netflix, scrolling through your Facebook feed, and living someone else’s life? Or will you finally kill your excuses and take responsibility for your own?
Originally posted on Medium
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