“But, I’m so tired,”
“But I hate waking up early”
“But I don’t know this”
“But I can’t do that.” But, But, BUT! OHMYGOD!
Those are all just excuses that we can choose to end! Starting with not saying them, at all. And you’re saying, “But I can’t control that.” That’s another excuse!!!!
I once heard someone say, “You are responsible for your own actions.”
Well, then you’re also responsible for what you think and say as well!
I was once in class, not long ago; I was grumpy and my teacher noticed that I wasn’t being very participatory in class…OOPS…
Anyway, she noticed me and voiced her concern in front of the entire class (Thanks for calling me out) and all I said was “I’m tired.” I don’t remember what happened next, but her tone of voice changed immediately and she became stern, mean, dry and scary.! She said something along the lines of, “Nobody cares if you’re tired, especially when you get out there and start your work, you better not be tired ever again.”
From that day on, I have never said “I’m tired,” even when I’m exhausted. I’ve never complained about how “Early it is.” It just stopped entirely. I am quite aware when it’s early and I feel off but I don’t complain anymore. I don’t say anything that would sound negative or pointless, like those two words: “I’m tired.”
You are 100% responsible for your actions.
Your circumstances don’t determine who you are.
Have you ever stopped and asked yourself: “Why should I be complaining, I put myself in this situation.?” You set up your class schedule, you chose to work at that job, you chose that friend or boyfriend or whomever it is, you chose where you are right now at this moment.
Just like I am choosing to write this post.
The only difference is that I am now working towards choosing things that make me happy and you’re in the process of getting there…or not.
You might say, “Well easy for you to say, I got bills to pay here. I hate my job, but it pays me well.” Or, “I don’t have time for anything so I can’t do it.”
I understand where you’re coming from, believe me, I get it. But what I am saying is that you chose that job, you chose those bills, you chose your circumstances, and YOU can change it as well.
Have you ever sacrificed something to do something else? If so, instead of choosing something that would make you unhappy, why not choose something that will make you happy?
People LOVE sleeping, I do too. I’d never trade it for anything, but that’s not all we love, at least I hope not.
I love acting, A LOT; I can talk about it, breath about it, sleep about it, it’s my be all and end all, I am an actress. I Also love sleeping, and watching a lot of TV… but if I had the chance to perform, which I do, do you think I’m going to pass that up to sleep and watch TV? Absolutely not! I will sacrifice doing the things that make me comfortable for the thing I love, meaning I will sleep less if I have to. I will miss an episode of my favorite show, I will absolutely do anything that makes me uncomfortable to do what I love.
I don’t believe we have only one life to live, but for those of you who do, I ask you this; Wouldn’t you want to spend that one life living it to your best potential, to your best choices in life, to your happiest.?
Wherever you are reading this, after you finish, stop and reflect on what you’ve done in your life… has it made you proud of who you are? Are you happy with the decisions you’ve made? If you’re not, why are you complaining about them? You chose to be there. Seriously, you agreed for everything that you have right now, no one else did. Don’t start with, “Should’ve, Could’ve, Would’ve.” You can’t change what you’ve already done, but you can make better choices from now on.
You only have one life to live, right? Don’t complain about it.