You Need To Stop Telling Yourself You're So Broke
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Today, as I am writing this, I'm not feeling motivational. I'm actually a little pissed off.
I was at the gym, hanging out. This guy recognized me, came up to me, and said, "Man, I love you so much on Instagram! You're so inspirational, and I love everything you put out, but man, I'm just so broke. I don't even know where to start. I'm just so broke that I don't have any money right now, and I'm just in this really negative place, and I'm just so broke."
He just kept saying it. Every time he said it, it was like he was screaming in my ear: "I'm so broke."
I finally pushed back, and I'm like, "So, what you're telling me, man, is you're broken?"
You see, I can't stand when people say that they're so broke and that there's no opportunities around them. They're so broke that they can't even get started. They don't even know where to start because they're so broke. You know what? Broke, to me, is a mindset. Broke, to me, means you just haven't done the right things yet.
Here's the thing, the only guarantee is change. The only guarantee is you're not going to be at the exact same place you were in 2017 next year. You don't have to stay stuck. Nobody is defining you. Nobody's telling you this is the way your life has to be.
You can't go around telling everybody you're broke. You've got to stop that nonsense. You've got to change your language patterns. You've got to knock that off before you convince yourself that you are broken, that you're not worthy, that you don't have what it takes, that you're not capable, that good things don't happen to you and they happen to everybody else. It's ridiculous.
The very first thing you have to do -- if you believe that there's more for you in the future -- it just hasn't happened yet. The first thing you've got to change is the way you talk to yourself. I've been around a lot of successful people. I never hear them walking around and talking about themselves. I never hear them walking around telling me all the reasons why things aren't working out for them. I just don't hear it. They don't say it.
There might be moments where they're a little insecure. I'm insecure all the time. I'm constantly second guessing. I'm self-conscious all the time. Like the singer J. Cole says, I got a crooked smile. You know, when I smile, one side of my face doesn't go up the same way. I'm like, Jesus, how am I going to take pictures? I'm always self-conscious.
Here's the thing, change happens in a moment. If your 2018 isn't where you wanted to be, maybe you didn't do the right things, maybe you didn't play full-out, maybe you held back, maybe you were scared, maybe you were cynical and you were stuck in a bad relationship. Just because your 2018 isn't where you want it to be, doesn't mean that 2018 can't be the best year of your life. Change is inevitable.
Just because you're scared doesn't mean you shouldn't take massive action. If you're already at the bottom, who cares? What are they going to do to you? Hold you down? Can't get much worse, right? So if the only place you have to go is up, why are you holding back? Why are you worrying about what somebody on social media says about you?
You don't have to suffer even one second when somebody else puts their insecurities on you. When they realize they're watching you start your hustle, watching you get your mind right, watching you put yourself out there, watching you play big and finally, watching you make success an obligation.
They're watching you, and it's reminding them of their own shortcomings, so they start hating, telling you all the reasons why it won't work. That's that moment you know you're on the right path. That's when you should lean in. That's when you should say to yourself, "This is how I make 2018 the best year of my life. I keep doing this. This is working." If other people are taking notice and they're worrying about what you're doing, you're on the right path. Period.
Good things happen in beast mode. You don't always have to be motivated, but you always have to be fired up. Change your mindset, change your language patterns, change your physiology, like Tony Robbins says, change your state, and everything else will follow. The doors will open up. The opportunities will be there. Good people will start to gravitate towards you. Negative people will run away, or you'll push them out. You'll live the life that you deserve.
I believe that you are put here on this earth to be great, to inspire others, and to be a leader. I'm going to say it again: Make success an obligation. That's all I got to say. I love you guys.
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Cody Sperber out!
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