I am aware of the fact, that this blog post has a very different vibe than all the others I have written so far – but it might also be the most inspiring.
Your life is not defined by your weaknesses
Look guys and gals out there, this is real: For the last year I have been to so many schools in Germany and talked to more than a thousand kids in the age between 15 and 22, and honestly – every time one of them is talking about how hard it is or that school sucks and teachers don’t care I see myself in them. I see myself making all those ridicules excuses only to realize I’m not giving 100% to reach my goals.
Instead I am spending most of my energy on complaining and wining. That is why I’m doing this work and why I’m so emotional about it. I’m not saying all students are complaining but quite a few are. Every time I ask who would like to crush their A levels and win big time all hands are up but when I ask who believes that they will actually do it almost no one is moving a hand. That’s the reality.
To all of you out there who are dwelling on your circumstances and are blaming them for why you’re not where you want to be, here’s my question: How long do you plan on doing this and what do you expect is going to happen?
Make the decision to get the best out of your life
I get it. I’ve been there. Things are tough. For some of you work sucks and school is boring. Some of you even went through serious shit. Maybe you grew up in an abusing family, or your parents had no money, or you got bullied in school or work, or your friends were ahead of you, or you didn’t get the best grades, or you don’t have the most supportive family, friends or colleagues.
But here’s the big truth and the decision you have to make. What are you going to do about it? You can either have the stories, reasons and ultimately excuses why you didn’t create the life you always wanted, or you stop complaining, get your act together and create the results you say you want.
I wrote this blog because I want you to default into saying:
“Life is hard. So what? What’s next?”
Yes, circumstances can be tough, and people can be mean, and your dreams, wishes and wants can seem to be impossible but you have to understand everyone has serious problems and challenges which they need to overcome. People before you did it. And people long after you are gone will do it. The question is what about you? When is it finally enough for you? Only you can make the decision to raise the standards in your life. Only you can make the decision to focus on things that are really important in your life. Only you can decide to put in the work.
Don’t get me wrong. It is not going to be easy. Growth is a challenge in itself which requires you to endure pain. But you are not alone! I don´t stand at the sideline. If you want me to, I am there in the arena with you.
Read this over and over again if you have to and send it to everyone you know who need to hear this. I really want you to win.
Get into the mindset of “Life is hard. So what? What’s next?”
I love you all.
Thanks for reading.