Cowards vs. Winners

“In life, you are either one of two things. At the end of the day, when you look in the mirror, you are faced with this sobering reality of truth. Either you are a coward, or you are a winner. A coward allows life to bully them around. A winner has the guts to design their own life.”

One of the scariest moments for a person is not when they’re in pursuit of some great thing or endeavor but rather the moment right before they decide to pursue it. Oftentimes this moment can stretch to lengthy time periods, paralyzing the chooser in the fear of his decision. Indeed, many a man or woman has lived their entire life in the sad position of knowing what to do to achieve their wildest dreams but not having the courage to act on their knowledge.

This is something that I’ve struggled with for a long time now. Perhaps you have as well. What do you do when you have all the knowledge available to build the life you want but lack the courage or focus to turn it into action? What does it say about you as a person?

Cowards vs. Winners

Cowards vs. Winners

As we enter a brand new year, many of us have goals that we’d like to see accomplished. For some, it may be as simple as making better health choices. For others, it may be as complex as changing everything. But if your life (and my life) is to get any better in 2015, then it will only do so through your own personal effort and resolve. Rest assured there are no shortcuts to the life you seek to live. You simply have to live it.

A great deal of what I post online is information or material that can be deemed as “motivational” or “inspirational.” I see a lot of other people similar to myself doing the exact same thing. What I’ve recently come to realize, however, is that none of this information does any good unless it is followed-up with tangible action and results. The greatest teacher on the planet can hardly be called great if the lessons he iterates fall on deaf ears- much less his own ears!

That being true, I decided to sit down and write this quick expository due to revelations I’ve had about my own life decisions. My life, to this point, has not lived up to my level of personal wisdom. If you’re reading this and it resonates with you, then it’s probably because yours hasn’t either. You have wisdom, knowledge, information and skills, but you haven’t yet used them to build the life you want.

It could be your business. It could be your health. It could be your relationships. Regardless of what it is, however, you and I both know that something needs to change. YOU need to change. You need to become the person you know you can be. You need to become the person that lives down deep inside you that heretofore has been bullied by the person on the out.

In life, you are either one of two things. At the end of the day, when you look in the mirror, you are faced with this sobering reality of truth. Either you are a coward, or you are a winner. A coward allows life to bully them around. A winner has the guts to design their own life.

Truthfully, up until now I’ve lived as a coward. I’ve lived as a coward disguised as a winner. I’ve fooled myself into thinking my knowledge was enough even though I never really used it to my benefit. I’ve posted advice that I never took myself. I’ve read things and said things that sounded nice and made me feel good, but they didn’t bring me closer to the life I want to live.

I can admit these things now because I’m ready to leave them behind. I’m ready to start living my life as a winner. But what about you? What do you see when you look in the mirror? What do you need to change in your life?

My hope is that at least somebody reading this will have a revelation. My hope is that somebody will realize they’ve only been fooling themselves. A new year is a new opportunity, but we never know how many years we have left. Don’t waste any more time. Have the courage to see yourself for who you are right now, even if that person isn’t who you want to be.

The first step to change is admitting your situation. The next step to change is acting on your knowledge. I don’t want to live my life as a coward when I know I can be a winner.

What about you?

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