My biggest pet peeve is when people complain about something, but don't work to improve it. I'm a firm believer that you can have anything you put your mind to. Here are my favorite examples and my honest, harsh solutions.
Your grades are bad? Study harder, party less!
Do you think you need to lose some weight? Get your ass to the gym, stop shoveling unhealthy food into your mouth!
Do you want to make the team? Practice more, commit every ounce of your being to it!
Do you want that dream job? Commit yourself, do anything and everything you can to get yourself to where you want to be!
Do you want to stay with your partner? Make time for them! No one is ever "too busy" to send a quick message communicating that they are busy.
You're broke? Stop spending money on things you don't need!!!
I know all of you reading this might think I'm an asshole, but it's only because I'm right (and you know it too). Everything good in my life is a result of how hard I work. I don't take "no" for an answer. I fall flat on my face, get up and push harder.
Life is all about what you make of it. It's about controlling what you can control and let me tell you, you're more in control than you think you are. Life is about the choices we make every minute of every day. The little things aren't so little. Everything you do on a daily basis has an impact, remember that.
So to those of you reading this, this is your sign to go get what you dream of. After all, your dreams don't work unless you do. Go chase them.