“The main factor behind success is self-control.”
Being in control of my life is the best feeling I’ve ever encountered, and it’s pretty simple, too.
If you want to lose weight, control what you eat. If you want to be wealthy, control how you spend your money.If you want to be happy, control the environment and people around you. If you want a new job, take control and find a new one.
A lot of you know I am leaving for Vietnam October 9th. I am thrilled to be able to share everything with you as I follow my heart and travel the world. When I first decided to do this, I didn’t tell anyone for an entire month. It’s almost as if I couldn’t wrap my mind around what I was actually doing… like I was living in denial of a choice I made. This was so exciting it seemed unbelievable. When I decided to tell someone what I was doing, my voice didn’t sound confident. I said “I’m moving to Vietnam” and surprised myself, ha. I spoke this journey I am taking into reality. I started by telling my friends, family, strangers at work, and then social media (aka all you fine people). Now, I can proudly say it with confidence. I can relate this back to when I did my first NPC competition. I decided to do it, bought my NPC card, and then announced it over social media. Sometimes I’d be chillin’ at home, smokin’ a bowl, and think ‘holy shit, I’m actually doing this’… and it scared me. The more I talked about it and the closer it got though, the more real it became.
Speaking my dreams into existence has given me control. It has made me more aware of my actions and thoughts. It’s almost like thinking out loud until you actually believe what you’re reflecting on. Words are so powerful, we underestimate them all the time.
“I AM two of the most powerful words, for what you put after them shapes your reality.”
I am not special, I am just like you. I have student debt and credit card debt. I have only an associates degree with no outstanding career. I am a bartender/server, personal trainer and freelance writer. In fact, I make most of my money waiting tables, and that is how I am saving up for this move. I pick up every shift available, seize any opportunity to better myself, and control my surroundings and choices every day.
I am telling you this because I used to think I couldn’t do something like what I’m about to do; travel the world while working. I would tell myself, “I can’t travel the world and follow my heart because ______________” (fill in the blank with any excuse, because I probably said it). It wasn’t until I realized that everyone else who was doing what I wanted to do, was just like me; a human being. This realization allowed me to take full control and create the life I’ve always wanted.