You can’t just go with the flow and expect to get ahead.

You can’t let everyone else decide what’s best for you and expect to live a life that others remember.

You have to be responsible for your actions.

You have to be accountable, ambitious, and manically consistent.

Don’t complain about how life treats you when you don’t have a plan for running your life.

Don’t expect to get ahead when you’re content to just get paid a salary to help somebody else get to where they want to be.

You have to be the boss of your life.

You have to be the one who makes hard decisions.

You have to be willing to work when no one else is working, make mistakes that seem impossible to fix, and believe in yourself when you’re not even sure if that’s a good move.

Being the boss of your life means that you have to have a plan. And the backup plan. You have to know where you’re going.

And be willing to do whatever it takes to get there.

You can’t copy someone else’s plan or mimic someone else’s behavior. You have to believe in yourself enough to keep trying until you get it right.

You have to make sure you’re fueled for your quest for greatness — emotionally and financially.

It’s not just about being the loudest person in the room or not having to be respectful to people around you. Being the boss is about owning your future.

You can’t be awesome and not own your future.

It’s about protecting your chances to achieve your dreams in spite of the odds against you.

Being the boss is the toughest job in the world. Which is why it’s just easier for you to point the finger and whine about what’s wrong with your life  — rather than to step up and fight your way back to greatness.

Nothing in your life is going to change until you decide to change. Your outlook. Your effort.

Your willingness to do whatever it takes.

It all comes down to a few decisions that only you can make.

Do you really want to be in control of your life or you do you just want to keep hoping that you accidentally end up more lucky than you deserve to be?

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