“It is not only what we do,
but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.”
It took me some time to get this through my head. It took me an even longer time to implement it into my everyday life. I believe it will be of great benefit to you, if it is put into play. Read this article and immediately put this into practice.
My brief story:
Lost in fog.
Wanted Mommy and everyone else to get me out.
Wanted my friends to lead me.
Decided to get out on my own.
Got out and never got lost in fog again.
Mommy was very proud of me.
My friends ask how I did it.
And, they lived happily ever after.
That is a true story. My name hasn’t been changed to protect the guilty. I’m not in hiding. Actually, I want to shout it at the top of my lungs.
This is what I would shout,
“Quit whining and be accountable for yourself, for your actions, and for your life from this point on! If you don’t want it bad enough for yourself, nobody is going to want it for you either! Quit with the little baby excuses. Grow up! Quit talking a good show, and back it up with some action.”
Someone should have said that to me a long time ago. But, they would have been wasting their breath. I wasn’t ready. I was still content on making excuses and blaming everyone else. I wanted someone to hand over the keys to the ‘good life’ and let me drive away.
I didn’t really want it, though. If I really wanted it, I wouldn’t have quit. I wouldn’t have expected others to get me there. I would have proved by my actions that I was ‘for real’.
I would have crawled on my hands and knees to get out of that fog.
My concern now is that you aren’t ready. If you’re not. This won’t help. This will only help if YOU are ready. Your friends may be ready for you to make it. Your mom (or dad) might be ready for you to make it. But the only thing that matters is that you are ready.
Make the choice today that nothing will hold you back. Make a choice that you will not count on anyone else for getting you out of the fog. Decide that by pure persistence you will come out of the fog. And, if you do that friend. It will be with a smile.
Live it LOUD!