​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​To grow up, you have to take responsibility for your life

Have you ever had one of these days?

“I’m so tired of life.”

“I’m a Junior in college, and for some reason, I’m still in bed at 2.32pm on a Tuesday eating Lucky Charms out of a mug…with a fork”.

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“I’m so tired of this neighborhood. All people do around here is gossip and make up lies about me.” (I’m sure Phaedra would be proud).

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You know what I’m talking about. The days where you don’t want to get out of bed. You feel hopeless and, that no matter what, things aren’t going to go your away.

You need to grow up.

Ohhh…tough love. But that’s why you love me.

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Before you throw away this article and dig your fork back into your mug, I’m going to let you know that this is…

Completely your fault.

Hahaha…hold on. Help is here!

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How to grow up and take responsibility

These 2 facts right here are going to change your entire life for the better. You hear (or, you read)!

Be sure to read the other post I wrote about responsibility: 4 Ways To Take Responsibility For Yourself

Own up to every choice you have taken, what the result of that choice has been and how it impacts you today.

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(Own up like we’re waiting for Fetty Wap to own up to whether Dreamdoll’s baby is his).

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Realise that we’re talking about choices YOU have made. Some of us didn’t get a chance to make choices. Some of us didn’t choose to grow up in foster care. Some of us didn’t choose to lose our homes because of hurricanes and floods. Some of us didn’t choose to lose our loved ones when we needed them the most.

 

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The good news is that, if you’re reading this, you’ve made it through all of these trials and you are stronger now for it. And if you’re not through it yet, you’re getting there. Trust me.

And here are 3 things you can do today to make sure you make the most of tomorrow. (Corny, but I like it).

1.  Decide When You’re Going to Get Up

Pick a time. Stick with it. This doesn’t have to be crazy like 4 or 5 am. Pick a time that you will get up to grind towards your dreams and stick with it.

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2. Plan Your Dreams Backwards

Write down all of the dreams you have. To be an NY Times Bestseller. Open your own restaurant. Lose 50lbs. Whatever it is, write it down. Then ask yourself some questions. How long will this take? What skills do you need? Who can help you? What small milestones do you need to achieve your goal?

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3. Make A Schedule

You don’t always have to be a strong person; you have to be a consistent person. Your schedule, geared towards your dream, is strong enough for you.

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Once you take ownership of your life, you can change anything in your life!

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