Setting Yourself Up For Success

Hello, darlings! Are you keeping warm? This time of the year is always one of the hardest. We’re still stuck in the winter blues, but we can almost smell the warm weather and spring flowers coming. It’s tough to stay motivated and it’s even tougher to stay focused. You know what I did last weekend? I stayed inside the entire weekend! Honestly, the entire weekend. I didn’t receive any sunlight for over 48 hours.

And do you know how I felt Sunday night? Miserable. Yeah, I watched some pretty good movies on Netflix and ate an entire box of cereal, but it didn’t make me feel good about myself. Just like all of you, I made a list of things I wanted to accomplish this year. There are a lot of things that I still haven’t accomplished. I know it’s hard to believe, because I am so adorable and all, but I am not perfect. We all have flaws and I let my flaws get the best of me this weekend.

You see, staying inside all weekend didn’t help me in my pursuit of happiness. Do you know how many things I could have checked off my list in those two days? I could have fixed my sink that drips constantly, I could have went out to a bar and met some new friends. I could have made my weekend mean something, but instead I wasted it all away.

I certainly hope that you didn’t make the same mistake. If you did, don’t worry about it! There is another weekend coming up and we can get back on track then. We all mess up, we all do things we shouldn’t do. However, you can’t let those things eat you up inside. It’s in the past and that’s where it should stay. Today is a brand new day and you can be successful today. You can make today count. Isn’t that just an amazing feeling? Knowing that you are in control of your life?

That’s the beauty of living in the world we live in. Yeah, some people might have some unfair advantages, but at the end of the day, you are the only one who can make your life better than it is. It’s easy to blame everyone else for your struggles. It’s hard to look in the mirror and blame yourself.

So, what am I trying to tell you? Don’t eat an entire box of cereal and then try to do 50 jumping jacks. The end result is not pretty. But seriously, the message I am trying to convey to you is that you are in control of your life.

What are YOU going to do about it? Are you going to set yourself up for failure or success?

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