If You’re Reading This, It’s Not Too Late.

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Forgive yourself and make peace with your past

Did you know you could reframe how you think of the past? Most of us experience life as happening to us. What if you could reframe this experience into things in life happening for you? Instead of perceiving a situation as a setback, what if you viewed it as a step forward?

Perhaps the thing you think is holding you back has released you? It’s okay to feel sorry for yourself but don’t forget, your life is in your hands. You’re responsible for yourself, and as always, every choice (made or otherwise) has consequences. It’s not too late to make peace with your past. You better be ready to dig deep as this won’t be a walk in the park. Real demands Real. Get to work!

Love who you are now and take steps to become better

Becoming a better version of yourself is a process, not a destination. It will take a lot of deep work, a plan and a real commitment.

Love is action, and talk is cheap. You already know this. Aren’t you tired of looking into the past? Don’t you believe that you’ll have more exciting moments in the future? Don’t live your life looking back; there’s so much to look forward to. Work is due every day, and real results don’t have shortcuts.

Think of your favourite brands and Google when they were established. Try and think of the kind of planning, investment, patience and pivoting that was poured into them to get them to where they are now. They obviously made mistakes, and you will too. The point is they never stopped growing and evolving. They learnt from their mistakes, and you should too.

Invest in Yourself

Like you’re only getting older, adding a year to your current years. When’s the last time you did something nice for yourself? When’s the last time you bet on yourself? The answers you seek are not outside of you. They’re inside. Stop waiting for someone else to see your worth and value. See it now and treasure it now.

You’ll definitely have to work through your past and get rid of the dross, but you can do it. Once you’ve put your things in relative order, make a plan. Make a clear and detailed plan.

We are kept from our goal, not by obstacles, but by a clear path to a lesser goal. Robert Brault.

Write down exactly what you want and how you want it. Then break it down into what you should do every month, every week and every day to bring it to fruition.

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Stand for what you believe in

It’s like what Jordan B Peterson says “When you have something to say, silence is a lie.”

Commit to a future

Victor Frankl said a man without vision distracts himself with pleasure.

I’m not asking you to become a dull person who doesn’t play by any means, but you should have a future that you’re working towards. A future that is meaningful, not expedient, to use Jordan B Peterson’s words. I pray that you always choose to challenge yourself as constantly and as humanly possible because that’s the only way you’ll grow. Staying in your comfort zone is safe, but it’s rarely ever exciting. All the wonder and excitement that life has to offer exists outside your comfort zone. You can willingly get out of it and explore the unknown on your own terms, or you can have your bubble burst for any number of reasons. The choice is yours. Imagine yourself ten years into the future. Do you think you’ll be proud of where you’ll be? If there’s even a one per cent chance that you won’t be proud of it, you can start working now to make sure that you’ll be 100% proud of where you end up because you’ll have done everything you could to have the best outcome. Most people keep their goals vague to avoid confronting themselves once they fail. Don’t fool yourself. Socrates said that the beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms. Know your shit. Be clear and concise. Break down your future into steps that you can take every month, every week, and every day. That way, you won’t have to eat a mammoth all at once.

Remember

It’s not too late. You can be who you’ve always wanted to be and you can do most of the things you’ve always wanted to do. You’ll need a clear and detailed plan, tons of patience, perspective and a real commitment to the plans and to the person you’re trying to be.

Be kind.

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