Because we could all use a few…
This is your life. Right now! It is not a dress rehearsal. No. This is the final show. Every decision, action, thought, reaction, regret, and idea is determining your current and future self and life.
You can’t wait around for a door to open or someone better to come along. You have to force your way into the world that you want to be a part of and into the lives of the people with whom you want to find company.
Don’t take no for an answer if your heart says yes. Don’t let others persuade you that a task or a goal is forever out of reach. If you can think it then you can make it a reality. Desert those who don’t support you and those that enable your bad habits. They are leeches that will always keep you down.
Don’t let your time go wasted, because we are here for mere moments and each second is priceless – treat it that way! Don’t beat up on yourself. Past mistakes are already made. Leave them behind. Believe in yourself. Follow your gut. Listen to your heart. Don’t be taken for a fool, but don’t be foolish enough to not let love in.
Surround yourself with encouragement: at home, work, and with friends. Anything less is unacceptable. Put yourself in an environment in which you want a place, not the one in which you think you’ll fit best. It is human nature to mirror those around us, so choose wisely and always set your sights high. We grow in relation to our surroundings. So don’t settle for inadequate buddies, careers, or mates. Said things define you, and when all is well, nurture you and keep you at your best.
Insecurities are useless. It is those that can reveal their self-doubt that are able to put it to good use. Don’t compare yourself to others. Compete with yourself. Out-do yourself at every feat. This makes for a win-win situation and leaves no one hurt.
It is crucial to keep dreaming and scheming. How else will you devise a plan that is tailored to your life? Plotting a success strategy for the rest of your days should be part of your daily routine.