How do you live? You live when you realize that you are the product of your decisions and actions. You learn to live when you persuade yourself that it is you, and only you who has control over your life. Life is what you make of it.
Most of us live in denial. We have this habit of blaming others for each of our failure. Why didn’t you wake up in the morning? Because you asked your mom to wake you up, but she forgot; so mom’s fault. Why couldn’t you finish the presentation last night? Because your laptop broke down all of a sudden, and of course, repair shops aren’t open at night! Why do you weigh 100 pounds? Because you saw a TV show that talked about loving your body the way it is, so it is okay stuffing yourself with junk food, since you love your body so much that, it doesn’t matter if you die of a heart attack some day, soon!
If something bad ever happens, all you do is to push the blame on the situation or someone else.
You are where you are because of your choices.
So, NO; it isn’t your mom’s fault you couldn’t wake up early in the morning. You should have set an alarm for yourself. And you can’t blame your bad luck because your laptop broke down. The fault is yours, you should have started with your presentation a day before at least, avoiding these last minute conflicts. Also, if you are overweight, it is because of your choices. You must identify every obstacle in your life and plan at least 2 solutions for each. There are far too many success stories for you to say that you can’t do it.
Excuses are for the weak. Excuses for an unfinished business or a late submission, a broken promise or a missed dinner, are no justification for your failures. You are accountable for your actions.
Instead of trying to be too perfect, let us accept our flaws. Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, quirky, weird, person that you are. Don’t be ashamed to make mistakes. Owning up to those faults is what makes you stronger. If you are old enough to hold the steering wheel, you are old enough to be responsible for the direction you are heading towards. There is nothing to gain by regretting things. Review your decisions. Make the decision to change. Take Action.
We create our own path. We mould our destiny. We decide who we want to be.
Situations aren’t important. How you react to them is. You have to play it where it lies.