I used to catch myself spending my day looking through Pinterest and other websites, wishing I had the body of those girls, or went on the exciting, adventurous travels they posted, or was as athletically talented as they were. Eventually I came to realize that doing that is like eating junk food. It feels good at first, but afterwards you feel like crap.
So I decided to set some goals.
Some serious, concrete, all-or-nothing goals to become the person I actually wanted to be.
In the past I had superficially fulfilled some desires for a change by going out and partying a lot. While that was fun, it was a short-lived high that quickly left me unsatisfied. I realized that successful, respected people don’t spend every weekend getting drunk, no matter how old or young they are.
The celebrities are great examples of this. Think about how people view Miley Cyrus. After her horrifying VMA’s performance, her unnecessarily nude music video, and smoking weed onstage, it’s safe to say that the drugs and party lifestyle does not get you anywhere positive. Yeah, she was named Artist of the Year, but is she actually happy? Her whole new album and lifestyle says no.
Miranda Kerr, on the other hand, is the epitomy of grace and beauty, in my book. It would be really easy for a lingerie model to appear slutty or too sultry, but she holds the Victoria’s Secret standard up with an elegant and attractive poise. If you research her at all, you’ll find that she has a very positive mental attitude, and takes action to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Even though she and her husband, Orlando Bloom, separated, they’re still all smiles when they appear in public as a family. There’s no way to fake a positive and caring attitude. Miranda definitely arrived at her success in life using that attitude the whole way.
If you find yourself spending a lot of time wishing you were like someone else, take action! Write down what qualities about that person you like and set some goals for yourself. You want a better body? Schedule your days at the gym. Follow a workout program. Want to have a more active lifestyle? Plan to go on a hike with a friend. Go snowboarding with your family.
You have control over everything in your life. You just have to recognize that, and everything will change.
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