Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I was watching the BL last night and the mantra for this season is no excuses. I love that. The quote above pretty much sums up how I feel about excuses.The truth is, if it is important to you, you will make the time for it (whatever it is). Over the past seven years my number one goal was to to finish undergrad and grad school. Done. This year marks the first year in seven years that my status is not "student". I have used that excuse for the past 7 years and look where it got me. This year, this year is MY year. I am not making excuses ever again. Let's not ignore the fact that I've also run out of excuses. School is no longer an excuse, work is no longer an excuse, being nutritionally single is no longer an excuse. I have no excuses.The only thing that stands between me and my goals is how important my goals are to me. I have reached my breaking point and for me that means that losing half of me is no longer a dream, or a wish, but it will be a reality. I have set out to lose 100 pounds in a year and I WILL do it. And in 2013 I will lose what is left of the other half of me (around 40 pounds).
I will not let circumstances or situations guide my progress.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I donít believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they canít find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
George W. Carver