Monday, October 23, 2006

Don't You DARE Settle!

What are you willing to do to punch through and get what's rightfully yours? Have you set your mind to live a mediocre life? What do you do with your free time? Get high? Get drunk after doing your 70 hours a week at a concentration type factory job? Is that your future? Do you watch from the sidelines as your goals and dreams are lived by others?

That's not me. That's not what I want out my life. Don't get me wrong, folks. There's no substitution for hard work, dedication, persistence and outright sagaciousness. You have to make up your mind to be stubborn and bullish to make your dreams a reality. I don't care if you want to be the next rock star or the first female president. All it takes is the belief in yourself, the chutzpah to stand alone when no one else cares if you live or die and the will to do what it takes.

Family and friends do not understand why I spend so many hours in front of this ragged thing called my PC. But that's ok. They don't need to understand. I understand. That's all that matters. It takes practice, practice, practice, and more practice to be awesome. I can sleep and eat dirt all my life or I can use my time wisely and effectively on my way to my goals.

Don't ever let anyone cheat YOU out of YOUR life. It was given to you for a reason and it is OK to enjoy it to the fullest. You will always find someone who will tell you, "Don't do this. You will not make it." They will tell you that you are being selfish. They will tell you that loving yourself is wrong. That is a pathetic lie. It is absolutely not true. There is nothing wrong with loving yourself as long as the end result is positive one for you. Remember this is not about anyone else but you. You have to be happy with yourself. And if you are not, then maybe you are hanging out with the wrong people. Tell them to get lost!

Never, ever let anyone convince you to settle for less than your full potential. Don't you dare settle! If you have settled, it's not too late to rectify it.

You may lose friends. Heck, your family may come against you. In all likelihood they will. It doesn't matter. This is your life were talking about. It's not your husband's life. It's not your wife's life. It's not your mother or father's life, or anyone else you can think of. You deserve the absolute best of yourself for yourself. If it takes stepping on some toes, then step on them and make it count!

Remember this, when you go to your grave, (and that day will come for us all), you will be the only one that's going in that hole. No one else is going in with you. Why should you live life by someone else's terms?

When you wake in the morning, what is the first thought that comes to mind? Are you happy you are alive? Or do you bemoan the thought of another miserable day? When you look in the mirror, are you happy with what you see? I am not talking about physical attributes. I am talking about the real you. Let me ask again. Do you like what you see?

If your answer is a resounding "NO!" then it's time for a radical make over. You do not have to live another miserable day. Your outlook about yourself can change for the better. However, you need to make a decision. Do you want to change? Do you want to be happy? Do you want to smile again? It's not an impossible dream. It can be yours. Today. Right now.

Most people do not like to be honest, even if brutal honesty would save their lives. Shakespeare once wrote, This above all: to thine own self be true. No more honest and accurate words have been written apart from the Bible. If we cannot be true to ourselves, how can we be open to groundbreaking, earth shattering prodigiousness in our lives? The sad reality is that most people settle and accept garbage into their lives because they are not true to themselves. They accept whatever or whoever comes their way because they do not believe in themselves, in their talents and the possibility that they too can be accomplished and happy.

No matter where you are at in your life, no matter what your situation, as long as there is life within your body, you can be the very person you've dreamed. Finally, that secret list of goals you've had tucked away for so long can be achieved!

The secret, my attractive and powerful friends, lies within
us.

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