Let’s admit it; everyone wants to know the secrets to living a successful life. You want to be healthy, wealthy, and wise right? Who doesn’t?

The real question is what are you doing to get there? What are you sacrificing to make your dreams a reality?

It should come as no surprise that you’re a product of your daily actions and decisions.

You know how you got here, now’s the time to get yourself out.

We’ll cover the 3 reasons why you’re stuck in a rut and living a life far below your capabilities.

1. Lazy

There is no sugar coating it. You know it, I know it, everyone knows it.

You want something for nothing. You want to win the lottery and live happily ever after. It’s ok, your not alone. Heck, the plan doesn’t sound half bad.

The truth is you’ll never get something different if you never do anything different.

2 + 2 will always equal 4 no matter how many times you wish, pray, or beg. It simply won’t change.

Are you taking the actions needed for success? Are you wishing more than you’re doing? These are questions you have to ask yourself and examine the answers deep down.

What am I doing, where am I going, and how am I going to get there?Nothing will manifest on its own if you don’t put in the time and effort required to make a significant change.

If you want to sleep ’til noon; go ahead. Who am I to tell you how to live your life? But let’s make this perfectly clear. You can’t complain about something that you’re not willing to change.

As soon as you realize that you are the product of your decisions the sooner you’ll get somewhere.

Now is the time for action, not tomorrow, not Monday, not January 1st. Now!

I’m going to tell you a secret; the average human life is about 75 years. That’s 900 months, 27,000 days, or 648,00 hours.

When you take a step back, a realize that you only have a finite amount of time, then you’ll kick it into overdrive.

You have to make the most of what you’ve got right here, right now.

Tomorrow is not promised and the sooner you grasp this concept, the sooner you’ll be able to make major headway towards your goals.

So stop feeling sorry for yourself, and get in the game. You know what you have to do, just do it.


2. Self-Defeating 

Chances are you do this all the time.

Whenever you come up with a clever idea for an invention, app, or brand you shoot it down. You tell yourself it’s a silly and that its not possible.

You become your own worst enemy. With this type of mentality its hard to get out bed in the morning let alone chase after your dreams.

Let me guess the typical conversation kind of goes like this.

(Positive you) You know what would be great if we can make XYZ faster and more efficient. It’d be easy too, all you have to do is ABC.

(Negative you) Whoa, buddy let’s not get ahead of ourselves. That sounds great and all but how would you do it? You don’t have the knowledge, money, or the resources. It’s far too complicated! Leave it to the big companies. Besides, it’d be too much work anyways.

(Positive you) Yeah, you’re right. I guess I’ll keep doing what I’m doing.

You can see how this kind of attitude quickly takes over and spoils any advancements. You tell yourself all the reasons why you can’t, instead of all the reasons you can.

Before you can make any headway into anything, you must first quiet the biggest critic. Yourself.

You must first believe, before you can achieve.


3. Conditioned to be Average

I hate to say it, but our society is conditioned to be average.

Whenever you let someone know about an idea, the critics come running out warning about boom, gloom, and doom.

Oh do you know how hard it’ll be, this, that, and other. It’s a long laundry list of reasons.

The truth is what they say or think really doesn’t matter. They may laugh and point, but the sad part is they’re laughing because they don’t have dreams of their own.

Don’t stoop to their level and accept the societal norm of being average. There should never be room for complacency.

It’s unacceptable in every sense of the word. You’re better than that, and you’re better than this.

So next time you come up with an idea; instead of pitching to the legion of doom, skip the burial and run with it.

Go face first like a wildling. Do whatever you need to do, to make it work.

There’s a reason why they say misery loves company.

Don’t be part of the crowd.


Bottom line

Life is incredibly short. You must take advantage of the time you have here to leave a lasting legacy.

In order to do this, you must assume the responsibility of your mind, thoughts, and actions.

You have to work on this from the inside out.

Look deep down and see what’s it going to take to climb yourself from the bottom. I challenge you to find one aspect of your life that you can make better and just do it.

No second guessing, no excuses, and no mercy. Go after it and hunt it down like this is your last chance.

After all tomorrow is promised to no one.

Posted by Victor Figueroa

Hi, I'm Victor Figueroa and I love growth and personal development. I strive to be better than yesterday and my mission is to help inspire everyone to reach their full potential. Let's grow together as we travel through this changing world in search of health, wealth, and happiness.

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