Confidence ... 7.6%

I truly believe I missed out on a multitude of things throughout my youth ...

... opportunities and experiences that would have shaped my life to be much different today.

Confidence was something that I lacked greatly.  From the ages of about nine to twenty, I struggled to find myself in the smallest of ways to even know where to start evolving as a young man.  Some days and nights I thought I would have it figured out.  I felt that I was in a good place only for a situation to arise and reality would immediately set in.

I gave up on myself.
I accepted outcomes I truly did not deserve.

Fear had taken complete control over my life.

No right amount of verbal affirmation will change you into who you wish to be, but it can start the process of your personal growth.

Accept the fact that no one can build you.

You can be provided with the tools, but learning how/when to use them is key.

Remove the doubt that changing years of habit is impossible.

Let your failures fuel your aspirations.

I am a walking example of someone who made a complete turnaround.

The acceptance of all of my regrets and full acknowledgement of personal letdowns over the years taught me valuable life lessons in the long run.  It took me over ten years to even view myself in the right light and I am still learning how to consistently inspire, motivate, and believe in myself at a higher level for growth/success.

I can admit that it is a never-ending process. 

I can admit that this part of life requires an infinite amount of work, but if you cannot choose to invest 100% effort into yourself ... 

... then what exactly are doing with your life?

Regardless of your circumstances, always believe that changes can be made.

Inspire | Motivate | Encourage

MG

It's Difficult ... 7.3%

You know the saying ... 

" If you want anything bad enough, then you will simply just have to put in the work! "

For anyone or anything to be great, you must put in that extra time and effort, a near-perfect mold takes time ... but not all of us are readily built for that though.

Some are often better at self-development than others.  Others may need that extra push - motivation from those that surround them (family, friends, peers) or a life event to take place that permanently alters his or her mindset.  This alteration creates an awakening - you begin to fully engage or " get in gear " for what it is you are trying to accomplish.

So, what should you do for a kickstart?

1. Make to-do lists daily.
2. Always be mindful of who/what occupies your time.
3. Surround yourself with positive people.
4. Rid your mind of negative thoughts about yourself or any past failures.
5. Continue to speak your goals into existence as you take the steps to accomplish them.
6. Understand that success/greatness is a process.
7. Be sure to uplift others along your journey.
8. Last, but certainly not least ... love yourself, forever and always.

Now, I know there are many other steps you could take, but these are just my suggestions if you do not have the slightest idea of where to start.

Much love to YOU - keep striving!

Inspire | Motivate | Encourage

MG