We all dream of paying our parents mortgage off. We all dream of traveling the world. We all dream of living a life free of worries. But when do those dreams stop becoming dreams and start becoming reality? Will those dreams ever manifest themselves when all you’re doing is sitting around “waiting” for those dreams to come to life? I don’t think they ever will.
You see dreams aren’t made in front of the television. Dreams are made through hard work and determination. Dreams are made at 5am when you wake up before your competition and at 2am when you’re the last one to go to bed. There is no shortcut to this. In your mind there is a constant battle between continuing to move forward and giving up. But if you outlast the battle the rewards are unimaginable. What if I told you that if you work hard for the next 5 years you could go on to live your dreams? Would you waste another second? Most would probably take the next couple of days maybe even weeks to get started. That sense of urgency is what we all lack. You have to understand that at any second this life of ours could end and what you do right now is what will be remembered for generations to come.
Now what if I told you that you were going to die tomorrow. Would you begin trying to make the most of the time you have left? Or would you waste more time sitting around in front of the TV? Life is not about where you’ve been or what mistakes you’ve made in the past, life is about NOW. Everything you do at this secondwill have a definite outcome and if you don’t take advantage of the opportunities in front of you, someone else will. And you will continue to live the same miserable life in front of the TV or any other social media outlet, watching others become successful. The truth hurts, but it’s the way life works.
Look around you this second…I’ll wait. Notice what your environment is like. Think about the kind of people that are in your surroundings on a day to day basis. Do these individuals make you a better person? Or do you think they’re holding you back? If something is holding you back, assess the problem and change something. All situations are temporary, don’t ever think that a negative situation has to stay the way it is because at any moment YOU can change the perspective of it. Find the positives in all the negatives. Hell, if you cant find a positive think of how much this negative situation will allow you to grow and learn. Life is about putting things into perspective and not letting these negative emotions control you. You become the environment you keep, which is why it is important to surround yourself with people who are hungry and want a change in their lives. If all you have is friends who every weekend go out and get drunk, what do you think you’re going to do?
This life right now is all we have and you need to understand that. Nothing is going to come easy. You’ll have days where you’ll miss a meal. There will be days filled with regret of following your dreams, but if you stick with it through the rough times, one day you’ll go on to live everything you’ve ever imagined. I rather live this way to one day live like a king.
In this game, only the hungry survive and usually the ones who starve the longest go on to live the rest of their life like the best of their life. So now ask yourself, “how bad do I want it?” If you have to hesitate, take a step back a re-evaluate your life and make some damn changes. Don’t wait around until it’s too late. Only you can change your circumstances. You are the sole holder of the life you want to live.
Change the world.