Greatness is something we decide to pursue. Happines is something we decide to be.

There are moments in life where we pause and think, “Should I do this?” “Should I wait?” “ Should I this or should I that?” We start to question the confidence in our own decisions. In this moment we lose control over our own destiny. If we hesitate to pull the trigger on an idea that we genuinely believe in we are sacrificing our future happiness, fulfillment, and our chance at achieving personal greatness. We are sacrificing who we were meant to be for what “might not be.” I thoroughly believe everything happens for a reason. Including the thoughts and ideas developed in one’s head at the end of the day. If you go to bed at night with the desire to do something the next day I highly suggest that you do that. We as human beings have personal desires and goals that we can acheive if we choose to do so. We can be anything we want to be and do anything we want to do. For some people deciding what they want to do and who they want to be is easy, but for others it can be very hard. Thus presents a chance to be indecisive and in the long run drift away from who we were suppose to be. If you run away from tough decisions you will never make great ones. So why are decisions sometimes hard to make? Why does it feel like there is immense pressure on you to make the “right” decisions? I believe most people struggle with this concept because of one reason and one reason only. That reason is the judgement that others will place on them based off of their decisions.

People often start to develop second thoughts, and not just any kind of second thoughts. Second thoughts from other people, other people who’s opinion aren’t their own and who they shouldn’t always listen to. If a decision has to be made and you’re the only one who’s affected by it why does it matter what anyone else says? Maybe it doesn’t matter at all and you’re just afraid of what others might think of your decision. That’s ok, I know what that feels like because I used to care what other people thought of my decisions too. Now I just do what I want. When I want. I decided what I wanted my life to be like and who I wanted in it. Some decisions were harder to make than others but I still made them nonetheless. For example opening a gym at the age of 21 wasn’t exactly “advised” by anyone I talked to about it, but I did it anyway. Now I’m extremely happy, fulfilled, and grateful I listened to myself at the end of the day. I feel as if I have a much better shot at being great because I made a tough decision at a time when it needed to be made. Me. No one else. You have to take control of your own life and you can’t do that if you yourself always worried about others. Being great doesn’t mean you possess something that others don’t have it just means you had the courage to decide to be that way.

Sure certain individuals perspectives matter, for example when it comes to decisions that include your family members they might have something to say. Or if a decision involves a friend or significant other they might chime in as well. However at the end of the day the decision is always yours to deal with. It’s your life to live and how you live it is based upon your doing. This is why I encourage you to determine what has to be done in order for you to live life at your happiest and greatest. Ask yourself these quesitons. What decisions have to be made? How will they change your destiny? Will they make you feel great? Will they make you happier than you are today? Once you think you have the answers to those questions have no second guesses, second thoughts, or fear of others opinions. Just. Do. It.

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