It’s a set up.

November 15 2012

I say this phrase often, and most of the time people don’t know what I’m talking about.

I think of life as a set up.

Why? You can either set yourself up for success or failure.

Think about it: from the people you’re with to the clothes you wear to the books you read to the ways you spend your after hours, you are making choices. I’ll say it again.

You are making choices that directly impact your happiness and chance at success. Daily.

I know it can suck to hear this. And I also know that yes, life can throw curveballs and things that exist beyond our control. Accidents happen.

But generally speaking…

The reason you’re lonely isn’t their fault.

The people who are happy aren’t just lucky.

The successful people on top don’t just end up there.

It’s a result of painstakingly HARD WORK.

The choices aren’t always easy ones, and I won’t lie and tell you there won’t be days you feel like quitting.

Make an effort.

Put yourself in situations to gain the experience you need.

Surround yourself with people who can elevate, encourage, and inspire you.

Identify what you need to get where you want to go, and make it happen. 

Set yourself up for the life you truly want.