How many of us could be the person we want to be, if only we had the courage to commit to making real changes in our lives? How many of us blame our upbringings and our circumstances when things don't go our way? How many of us have the courage to stop making excuses, and start making changes? Tyrese Gibson, an actor best known for his roles in the Fast and the Furious franchise, recorded a powerful message of empowerment for everyone who has found themselves in a cycle of depression and negativity.
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"How easy and how convenient is it for us to blame everything and everybody for the things that we have going on in our lives?" Tyrese said.
"Most you are waking up every day looking for pain, dysfunction, drama, unemployment, being broke, struggling. Dropping every excuse in the book about your childhood and the problems dysfunction that you grew up in, stopping you from becoming successful."
Tyrese calls out people who surround themselves with negative influences and being surprised when things continue to go wrong, fathers who are absent from their children's lives, and people who complain about being overweight but never go to the gym or change their diets.
"Excuses sound best to the people as making them up," Tyrese said. "Change your mind and you will change your life. If nothing around you changes, change that things that are around you."
"You just have to wake up. You just have to change that negative spirit."
While he offers up some harsh words, Tyrese repeatedly explains that he's not recording this message to shame anyone or contribute to the negativity, but because he is frustrated more people aren't unleashing the success they have inside.
"Enough is enough. If you make it to the end this message, I want you to write 'Enough is enough'. God isn't done with you. God is not done with you, that's why you're still here."
"The outcome of your life and your career is based on the choices that you've made. I love you. I'm asking that you get off the pity party and stop feeling sorry for yourself."