I've had a revelation. I spend so much time wishing for things to happen and wishing for things to be different and I want to be done thinking like that. I want to go out and make them happen. I want to experience that feeling of working so hard that I feel like I'm never going to have a life again to accomplish something that I so badly want. Those people that seem to always have luck and have the most amazing experiences? It's 99% of hard work, determination and dedication, and the cloud of luck is really only following them 1% of the time.
I want to read more for fun and relax more? Then I should do my work on time and not spend so much time doing nothing. Make time for these things instead of wasting time with nothing.
I want people to know me and remember me for something good? Then I should get involved whole-heartedly and undeniably and put some effort into it. It's NOT just going to happen by watching YouTube videos before bed and waking up the next morning.
I can't focus on anything while I'm in my apartment? Then I better be busting my butt out of there as fast as I can, lugging a bag full of to-do lists to Starbucks on a daily basis so that I can concentrate and do what I need to. Nothing comes without hard work.
I want my dream house that I've planned on Pinterest. Well then you better guess that I'm going to start saving my pennies instead of buying lipgloss (which I happen to have way too much of...)
I've kind of always had the idea that if something amazing was going to happen to me, then it would happen and that I just have to wait and see if it will. Now I know that unless I start getting out there and sucking up my fear of making a mistake and taking risks, nothing will ever, ever happen, except maybe gaining weight and stress.