Jay Azeltine – Jay_Azeltine
Whether you wanna be a millionaire, missionary or a street bum, the decision is yours.
YOU control YOUR OWN destiny.
This is a very liberating idea. I feel extremely empowered by this thought.
Something that I’ve realized during my short time here on planet Earth is that very few people take responsibility for their own actions or lives as a whole.
People are always looking to blame external circumstances for their shortcomings. They blame their parents, friends, the government, etc, etc.
It’s never their own fault.. EVER.
There are a plethora of negative implications that stem from this type of thinking. One of the biggest issues being, “learned helplessness”.
Learned helplessness, in a nutshell, is when people feel that the outcome of any event is totally out of their control. They didn’t fail the test because they didn’t put enough time into studying and preparing, they believe that they failed the test because the professor had it out for them. They aren’t broke and depressed because of a number of bad decisions over their life that lead them to this point, but because of some sort of external circumstance. i.e. the government, parents, etc.
These are the same people that think successful individuals are successful because they’re ‘lucky’ or because they’re ‘special’ in some sort of way. I myself believed this when I was younger. It wasn’t until I got around people who are at the top of their given industry that I realized they just put in more work and take responsibility for their shortcomings.
When you believe that the outcome of any given scenario is out of your control you immediately check out mentally instead of thinking to yourself, “okay, what steps can I take to get what I want in this situation?”, you immediately shut down & leave it to fate.
Once you realize that you’re the captain of your own ship and in full control of your destiny, magic begins to happen. You begin looking back on previous events in your life and realizing that you were at fault for a majority of your shortcomings.
You get real with yourself for once.
This is important for a number of reasons. The biggest one being that you can now go on the offense. This allows you to step back, diagnose the issues, correct them and then go all in on the new game plan.
The world begins opening up to you. All of a sudden there are opportunities all around you because you aren’t blind to them anymore.
Life is completely relative & perspective based. Everyone sees the world differently. It’s up to YOU to decide which lens YOU see life through. Which will YOU choose?
Get real with yourself, take a step back and begin examining your current place in life. If you aren’t where you would like to be then start thinking about what you could have done better up to this point and what steps you need to take in order to get you on the right path.
Once you begin thinking constructively instead of destructively, life will begin to transform right in front of your eyes.
Remember, whether you succeed or fail is really irrelevant here. Just know that the outcome is much more controllable than most people realize. YOU control your destiny. For better or worse.
Until next time,
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