You Decide

At the end of the day, it is up to you.

It is up to you on how you decide to spend your time, your money, your energy, and as a whole, your life.

Many people place blame onto others as to why they are unable to do what they want in this life. They pose as this victim by creating every excuse in the book as to why it simply can’t be done for them. Reasons why they are unable to get fit, to make money, to create a life of their own…anything that they are unable to do. This type of person will always find problems with what needs to be done.

Hold yourself accountable rather passing the blame. The decision is yours because it is your life, not theirs.

Another issue people tend to face is the opinions of others.

Many believe to be held hostage by the opinions of the ones around them and that these people are the ones to blame for their personal misfortune.

The only thing that matters in this life is the belief and support you have FOR YOURSELF. By believing the opinions of others it allows them to have some sort of control over your decisions.

NEWS FLASH: THEY DON’T, NOR WILL THEY EVER.

The idea that someone else made you do something is such a chicken sh*t excuse.

Rather than letting your family members, friends, or anyone in that matter, make you feel less of yourself or influence your decisions, you need to look in the mirror first.

It is NOT them making you feel this way, it is because of YOUR vision of YOURSELF.

YOU:

  • Don’t believe in yourself
  • Are thinking negatively about yourself
  • See the truth in the negative opinions of others
  • Believe that there is someone else to blame

It is okay because you CAN change for the better.

Look introvertedly as to why your problems arise and fix the issues.

Change your mentality to see life in a totally different light, where you are the creator rather than the victim.

Aren’t you tired of feeling as if you are at someone else’s mercy?

At the end of the day, your life is one decision away from being extraordinary or mediocre.

Who do you want to make that decision?

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You have more of an influence than you think

Imagine being in charge of the world and where it was heading.

Being that one person where your actions and choices heavily influence the direction of where humanity was heading.

That would be a lot of responsibility, right?

In reality, we as individuals have that power to change where humanity is heading. In a smaller, more personal scale of course, but through the idea that our actions and our choices NOW not only affect us, but they will affect the generations that come after us.

Now picture this, a world where individually we considered the repercussions of our actions and weren’t ignorant to the negative consequences to follow.

We as humans understood that overconsumption and holes in the ozone layer were an issue. BACK. IN. 1992. Now it is 27 years later and we are facing the consequences of an ignorant past generation. The Earth has many more scientific problems that weren’t even thought to be possible at one point, an ocean that is flooded with pollution and dying ecosystems, and a LOT of people just waiting for someone else to take care of it.

The past generations knew that these issues were going to continue to grow, but left it up to someone else to deal with. Instead of realizing that we as individuals have more of an impact than we truly think.

Now, we are at a point where there is almost no chance of returning to the healthy planet that we once knew or a society where everyone is understanding of the issues the Earth is actually facing.

When are we as individuals going to stop being ignorant to the idea that we are the ones that are capable of changing the world?

With that being said, I believe that we need to be thinking in the mindset of:

“What I do now, may influence a generation. Will that influence be positive or negative?”

  • When you throw that piece of trash on the ground. Positive or Negative?
  • You driving drunk and put yourself and others in danger. Positive or Negative?
  • Doing drugs. Positive or Negative influence?
  • Believing that you picking up that “one piece of trash in the parking lot” WILL make a difference. Positive or Negative?
  • You and a few buddies picking up a bag full of trash off the beach and disposing of it properly. Positive or Negative?

Just THINK.

Your own kids, your nieces, your nephews, your grandkids, your great-great-great grandkids are going to have to bear with the consequences of the actions you make now.

Will they be a positive or a negative one?

You decide.

Your family, and humanity, needs you.

dbaum