It's Up To You.

It's up to you whether you get to where you want to be. Everyone else already has their thing. Their journey. Their challenges. Their unique situation in life.

It's on you to fight for you. It's on you to find the best mentors and friends. To keep your mind strong and make smart choices.

You can have it all.

Or you can have none of it.

The choices are endless. There isn't anything you have to do.

You can say "NO" at any time and stop the pain.

You can make excuses and blame your frustration on lack of sleep or being unlucky in life.

But that still doesn't change the fact that it's up to you if you get to where you want to be.

Or if you just spend the rest of your life wishing it were easier.

Now is the time.

Not tomorrow. Not next week. Not when you finish school, get promoted, or settle down. Right now.

You have everything you need to win magnificently.

So it's time to own your decisions. Own your outcomes. Dig your feet in and decide to fight the fight you've been avoiding thus far.

You won't be the smartest guy in the battle. Or the strongest. The best looking, the one with the most medals, or the fighter that everyone expects to win.

But none of that matters right now.

You have a battle to win. Slowly. But surely. Every day.

That's all that can consume you. Getting to where you want to be.

It's up to you. You can make excuses for the rest of your life or you can put in the hard work to actually see things change.

Fear, PainStephen Palacino