We are often the reasons for our own failures. Yes, outside factors contribute to why we fail, but they alone are not to blame for us deciding to fail.
There are things in life that you can’t win. That’s just the harsh truth.
But just because you can’t win in that specifically doesn’t mean you are a loser or that you don’t have what it takes to win it.
It just might be that it’s not meant for you. You were meant for something else. Something better.
And we usually are.
But when you obsess about something that’s not meant for you, when you keep trying long after you should have sought something else, when that desire has overtaken what is essential, what is pure in your heart, that’s when you fail.
You know what else you need to be quitting?
#1. Quit being the victim
You are responsible for your life. Nobody else should be held accountable for what happens to you.
Every choice that you have made has led you to where you are in life. Whether or not you’re happy, that’s on you.
There are people who don’t want to admit that their life is their doing. They would rather relinquish control and blame others.
Why would you want to do that when being in control is liberating?
2. Quit being irresponsible
You are not the only one getting affected by your actions. You will trigger a domino effect with whatever it is that you do in life.
It may not be immediate, it may not be through someone you know directly, but someone somewhere is going to suffer for irresponsible things that you do.
It’s time you found your place in the cycle of life. You are part of it, whether you acknowledge it or not, whether you like it or not.
Stop being selfish and start making a better person of yourself, not just for you, but for others as well.
#3. Quit playing it safe
If you keep playing it safe the rest of your life, you’re never going to get anywhere. Where you stand, with all your unrealized dreams, untapped potential, talent, and goodness, that’s where everything will go to die.
You want a better world? Then start building it.
You’re not going to make a difference just sitting there waiting for others to effect the changes you want to see.
You want people to care about the environment? The LGBT community? Women’s rights?
Then care enough to put yourself out there, to anger people, to stand with pickets.
Don’t retreat into a corner and call it patience, or logic, or the wise thing to do.
Recognize the opportunities where you can make a difference and take them. Not because you’re not scared of what might happen, but because you’re more fearful of being haunted by the regret of standing idly by.