You often hear "I'm all I got. It's me against the world." But, I don't really believe that. Someone, at some point, some where, helped you. No matter how small, we've been helped, given something, and at times where we couldn't pay it back. Even advice we didn't want to hear, or chose not to use.
And to suggest it's you against the world is to suggest the world has it out for you. But, it's not the world you're battling. That's giving the world power over you. That's giving someone's words, and actions, higher priority at the expense of you suffering.
This just isn't true. Your girl didn't get you upset, you have a communication problem, and something is not being understood. Your boss isn't holding you back, you settled into the comfy zone of settling. Your kid didn't make you kirk out, you allowed your emotions to go undisciplined because you both were not seeing eye to eye.
And when I say you, I am also completely referring to me, because I have been there over and over again. It's always us, the individual.
This is CONSISTENTLY an internal battle, over our shortcomings, our self-discipline, our self worth, our view of the circumstances. Stop blaming everything and everyone else that isn't you. Straight up ownership of what you dislike in your life is the absolute first step to making lasting and meaningful changes.
It's you vs YOU, which means the way to get clarity is to acknowledge what you see in the mirror, what you are up against, and the resolve to break the habit of blame, and start cultivating the freedom of ownership.
You vs You - 4 hours ago