Sherry A. Phillips

Suspense Author

Don’t Use the “Excuse” Excuse

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This weekend I listened to a wonderful motivational podcast by Dani Johnson. The topic of the podcast had to do with people giving excuses for not succeeding or trying new things.

It made me think of all of the excuses we can come up with not to do the things that would help us reach our goals or live a fuller life. Here are a few:

“I don’t have enough time.”

“I’m too busy.”

“I need to check with my husband.”

“I need to check with my wife.”

“I can’t right now, but maybe down the road.”

“I’ve tried that before and it doesn’t work.”

And on and on and on.

We can come up with a million excuses not to do something. I’m sure at one time or another you have used one of the above to get out doing something you know you should do, but didn’t want to do.

There is a reason for the adage, “Successful people do what unsuccessful people do not do.” Successful people are willing to make themselves uncomfortable if it means reaching their full potential.

Successful people are willing to get up a 4:30 if it means they will have enough time to accomplish the things they need to. Successful people are willing to discipline themselves to do those menial tasks that propel them toward their goals. Successful people are willing to keep going long after many others have given up and quit.

The question we need to ask ourselves is are we going to forge ahead and make our lives what we want them to be, or are we going come up with another excuse why something won’t work? Are we going to make time during the day to reach our goals, or are we going to put off the things we need to do to make our dreams a reality? Are we going to stop making excuses for not trying to live our lives to the fullest?

I have been there. I have made excuses. I have made excuses for my weight, for my financial situation, for my writing and for my life.

No more. I have realized if you are to reach your goals for your life, whatever they may be, you cannot rely on other people to provide them for you. You cannot keep doing the same things over and over and expecting a different result.

You must make the decision to change and stop making excuses for not living the life you envision for yourself and your family. The key to success lies within ourselves. Whether the excuse is voiced externally or internally, it must be silenced.

Are you willing to stop making excuses and live the life you dream of?

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