You need to get serious!

“January was just the trial version. I’m going to start working on my New Year’s Resolution in February.” says the Everyday complainer. These people just get on my nerves because of how lazy they are. They’re always whining and complaining instead of just taking action. I understand life is hard, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and the coronavirus forced us to be uncomfortable for a long amount of time. However, you still need to get serious or risk falling behind!

It’s all about your way of thinking. If you keep telling yourself that, “I can’t do this, this is impossible!” you are fulfilling a self-fulfilling prophecy. Which is why Latisha gives up on her health because of how hard it is. She continues to embrace excuses instead of embracing solutions such as eating healthier, figuring out her triggers, and finding a consistent workout plan for her. Instead, she’ll keep telling herself, “This is impossible!”

Instead of always saying, “I can’t” all of the time how about you tell yourself, “I can!” I know. Easier said than done but what do you have to lose. Right now you’re sitting in limbo waiting for the perfect timing when you and I both know, there isn’t one. This is how the mind works. It has to think more positive thoughts in order for the serotonin levels to be boosted. Without that the mind remains negative and unmotivated. 

I used to be just a complete slacker who just sat around drinking and smoking all day after college classes and after work. However, these past couple of years I had to reach deep and write down all of the excuses I’d tell myself such as:

  • I’m too tired.
  • I don’t want to do anything today, I’ll do it tomorrow.
  • I have time. I’m just gonna’ watch a couple of netflix shows/movies.
  • I don’t know where to start.
  • I’ll do it after my nap.

If this describes you it really doesn’t matter what New Year’s Resolution plans you have. Let’s be honest, you were like my old self you’re just letting fear ruin your entire life. Yes, I said it. That’s why you keep making excuses. That’s why you’ll keep telling everyone who will listen how much you are going to change your life. And oh, don’t even get me started on the “New Year New Me” garbage because it makes me sick to my stomach.

Positive thinking is a great first step but now it needs to be followed up with an action plan. Write down what you want to accomplish for the whole day early in the morning or the day before. If you do not want to physically write it down or use Google Calendar or Notion (I prefer notion JUST SAYING). 

Slackers do not eat, whiners do not accomplish anything, and losers only lose by not trying AGAIN! We’ve made life more complicated than it has to be because we read too many self-help books, watch too many inspirational podcasts, and watch movies and television shows that make us feel better about ourselves that we’ve forgotten about reality.

Too many distractions is what’s keeping you back in life. It’s the reason why I’ve given up materialistic items, my bed, alcohol, drinking, my television, and mindless entertainment throughout the day because it was not serving my purpose. I was just wasting time pissing at the wind waiting for the “Perfect” moment to get my life together. However, I realized I need to focus my energy on being more productive instead of constantly complaining about my life by not getting started.

Now, am I telling you to do exactly what I do? No! I’m telling you that you need to figure out what has been holding you back for so long and conquer it. You’ll need to understand that self improvement is not easy and life isn’t either but you have to start somewhere. Say whatever you want about the likes of Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Jeff Bezos and many other successful people but they put in a lot of work mentally and physically to achieve more in life and you just sit there waiting.. And Waiting… And Waiting.. As if you’re Randall from Clerks 2 telling everyone how everything is leading up to something spectacular, while he works at a fast food joint. 

Lastly, no matter how many inspirational quotes or books you read. No matter how many people you follow on social media. No matter how many courses you take to “Improve yourself”. If you do not start taking risks in life and establish long-term and short-term goals, you will not get anywhere.

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