As long as you keep nourishing the cause of your frustration and you persist in doing nothing about the cure, you will live a very normal, basic life in which you never get to realize your potential or live a complete and satisfying life. You must stop cursing the effect of your unhappiness and lack of fulfilment, while not doing anything about the cause. Make the choice right now to stretch yourself out of your comfort zone and make something meaningful happen in your life.
The greatest threat to your future success has very little to do with anything outside of you. The greatest thief of your potential is not someone waiting in an alley, eager to rob you; it is your own mind. Don’t become a victim of yourself and allow your dreams to be crushed because you are limiting your potential with doubt and negative thoughts.
It is never what happens that determines the major part of your future or how your life will ultimately turnout. Whatever happens in your environment happens to many people in similar circumstances to you and yet they still manage to succeed, despite the challenges they may face. The major factor that will determine how your future will pan out and the quality of life you will get to live, is controlled by how you choose to respond to what happens to you. External factors or events that cross your path will only have a lasting effect on your life if you allow them to overwhelm you or if you habitually make poor choices.
Looking at things that are not ideal in your environment and acting like a victim, takes away all your power and sets you up to live a life of mediocrity. It is as effective as cursing the earth, rain and sunshine for your circumstances, when that is all you have. Allowing yourself to think like a victim and act like a victim will do nothing more than make you a victim, which is trapped and can do nothing but complain.
Confront the circumstances that surround you and accept that with effort even lemons can be turned into lemonade. Stop making excuses and walk away from the herd. Believe that you can walk ahead of the crowd, walk away from the 97 % of people that see themselves as victims and begin to shine. Stop using the excuses that has kept you trapped in an unfulfilling and empty life and finally take charge of your life and future. Everything you can have, do and be, is limited only by what you are prepared to do, with the circumstances you encounter along the path to success, never by what you encounter along the way.
Accept 100 % responsibility for everything in your life. It is very difficult to change the circumstances you face each day, the seasons, or the state of the economy will remain just the way they are. There is one thing that you can very choose to change, if you are so inclined, that thing is you. If you want the world or your circumstances to change, the change must start with you.
You have complete control over the choices you make: you decide how much daily discipline you will apply; you decide how much you will read each day; you decide if you are prepared to acquire new skills or not; you decide if you will attend seminars or classes, which will help you to grow into the type of person you need to be to attract the success you desire. All the choices you make or fail to make gradually mould your future and create the life you will get to live. Making, different, more positive choices will most certainly allow you to live a more meaningful life. Commit to a life of on-going learning and growth and strive to constantly become more.
Success is something you attract by the person you become; it is never something you pursue. Anything you pursue will elude you. Your earnings, relationships, health and future are dependent on how you train yourself to respond to events, which cross your path and how you manage the circumstances that surround you every day. As you grow your level of knowledge and skill, you equip yourself to make wiser and more informed choices. These better choices, will over time add up to a far more fulfilling life, which is aligned with your dreams. Commit to a life of continual and never ending improvement and choose your responses very carefully in the future. Every choice you make is moulding the future you will get to live.
Not every choice you will make, will deliver the results you desire. All progress requires change, but as you know not all change is going to result in progress. The only way to know if any new choices or changes you have made are delivering the desired results is to establish measurement criterion at the inception of any change and then to measure how these changes are performing daily, weekly and monthly. If the changes are delivering the desired results, keep applying them in your life, if they are not, have the courage to change them as soon as possible.
Always be open to listen to the advice and feedback you receive, but never become a slave to other people’s opinions. Feedback and advice are there to serve as instruments to measure your performance and assess whether or not the actions you are taking are aligned with the outcomes you desire. They are never orders or instructions on how you should proceed. As Abraham Lincoln said, “Since I will be no man’s slave, I will be no man’s master”

Author's Bio: 

Andrew is an expert and master teacher that speaks and teaches self-leadership, expanded awareness, effectiveness, efficiency and productivity. He guides individuals and business professionals, to identify, prioritise and carry out the right activities, consistently, so that they can maximise their personal effectiveness and deliver their best; on time, every time. All the tools and techniques Andrew teaches; have been tested in the laboratory of his own life and the many successful businesses he has owned and led, over the past 20 years. These strategies have seen Andrew achieve financial independence and reach a point of harmonious balance in all areas of his life. His purpose is to help as many people as possible, achieve similar or better results and to show them how they can realise their full potential, both personal and professionally and to help them live a meaningful life, where they are fulfilled in all areas.