Everything is a choice. You realize that, don’t you?

No one can force you to do anything.

Make no mistake, other people are going to try to pressure you. They are going to try to force your hand.

You might even have a gun to your head at some point — literally or figuratively.

But you still get to make the choice.

You are in complete control of your life. Even when things seem to be spiraling madly out of control.

You’re the one calling all the shots.

Some of them subconscious — like what you think or how you feel. Those are habits that you either neglect or cultivate.

In truth, it’s the details that determine how quickly you get to where you want to be. It’s the things that you excuse away. The reasons you give yourself for not improving.

Those are choices that you have been entirely control of. No one else.

No one is forcing you to be sloppy. No one is forcing you to make excuses for your bad behavior. No one is forcing you to stay in bed or point the finger at other people.

That’s all you. And it’s you who can change any part of that right now.

If you don’t like where you’re at right now, change it. If you don’t like where you’re headed right now, change it.

Why wait until things get so ugly that your choices are limited and your friends are few?

That is the power of your choices.

That’s the power of believing that you have a choice. That you always have an option to do it your way.

But why use that option to make excuses? Why use those decisions to excuse away mediocre performance?

You’re working way too hard trying to pretend to others that you’re awesome. You can use that same effort to just be awesome.

It takes time. It won’t happen overnight. Nothing is automatic, easy, quick, or in a straight line.

But that’s okay.

You can choose to do the hard things because you believe that they will get you closer to where you want to be.

You can choose to forgive people who do you wrong, knowing that bitterness is just a distraction.

These are just choices. And you get to make them.

 You get to decide everything — that’s the superpower you wake up with every day.

Right now you have unlimited control over your life and your destiny. Believe it.

Let that truth soak into your soul. Let it possess you. And propel you. Towards that place you’ve always wanted to get to in your life.

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