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59 Excuses to (Again) Make Sure You Arenít Making

Friday, May 17, 2013

What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.Ē Ralph Marston

Can you believe itís almost June? 2013 is practically half way over. I canít believe how quickly this year is going by ó and what a year itís been. When I look back to January, it feels like ages ago. So many things have happened this year. I am sure itís the same for you Ė right? I have to share my ordination and graduation with you and plans going forth, but I thought this article would help someone today, so I will come back with that soon.

You may also have had Ė

those situations that tested your ability to forgive and keep moving forward

those situations where you needed to overshadow the Negative Committee in your mind and remind yourself of everything that is already working today.

a realization that it was time to move on from something that has been weighing on you and holding you back.

Over the last 6 months there really were so many experiences and lessons that came our way. And, one thing is for sure. Every single thing we experienced, has in one way or another strengthened us and set us up to take advantage of the future in a new and improved way Ė even if thatís sometimes hard to see.

Itís Time to Go (Again)

So, itís time yet once again to make sure we are taking advantage of all the Possibilities of Today.

In January, many of you committed with me to not make anymore excuses in 2012. I am so glad you joined me then, and of course am hoping you will join me again. Because itís time to take another quantum leap. Doesnít that sound good?

Weíve all got things we are trying to make happen and we have really been trying to do the best we can to work toward accomplishing them. We absolutely want to be able to look back on 2012 and know that in one way or another we took strides forward Ė we Lived Today Better than Yesterday.

Thatís why we have to take advantage of this mid-year mark, regroup, recharge and get prepared to take even more steps forward. Yet once again Ė itís time to go.

Hereís a reminder of the list of 59 excuses we are committed to not making in 2013. If you have made any of these, it happened and its over Ė no need to beat yourself up. But, today is a new day and you have a whole new set of possibilities just sitting there waiting to be taken advantage of. Thereís a reason they are there right in front of you . See them. Choose them. Seize them.

The Possibility of Today

59 Excuses to (Again) Make Sure You Arenít Making

1. I just canít do it

2. I donít have enough time

3. Itís too late

4. Itís impossible

5. Itís just not realistic

6. I tried already and it didnít work

7. Iím afraid of failing

8. Itís just not the right time

9. Itís going to be so difficult

10. I donít have the willpower

11. There is a reason why things arenít falling into place

12. I donít want to try, get my hopes up and end up being disappointed

13. Things rarely go my way

14. Iím not as good as the other people that are already doing it

15. My friends donít think it will work

16. Every time I try, it never works out

17. I am not motivated enough

18. I will be so embarrassed if it doesnít work out

19. Things like that never happen to people like me

20. I doubt that would work

21. Iíve got responsibilities and bills to pay

22. I donít want anyone to see me fail

23. I am just not disciplined enough

24. Itís too risky

25. It will take so long

26. I donít deserve it

27. Thatís just not how I am wired

28. I canít afford it

29. Nothing ever goes my way

30. I donít have the energy

31. Iím too old

32. Iím too young

33. Thatís just not the way things work

34. Itís too big

35. Iím too scared

36. Iím too tired

37. I am not smart enough

38. Itís too hard to change

39. I canít take that chance

40. I have too much to lose

41. I am too afraid of what could happen

42. No one believes I can do it

43. I canít figure it out

44. I never have been good at completing things

45. I am not disciplined enough

46. Life isnít fair

47. I am cursed

48. I already did everything I could

49. Itís just too much

50. I am stressed out

51. I canít go any further

52. Itís never going to happen

53. No one will ever give me a chance

54. I canít focus

55. I am too lazy

56. I just canít do it anymore

57. I donít have anyone that will support or help me

58. I am afraid it will not work

59. Itís just not possible


Extra credit!!!

....just a exercise, if you will:

Take out a piece of paper or a notebook....for every excuse written above...write the opposite positive words!!!

Example: 38. Itís too hard to change - rebuttal - I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me. You got now, post some after reading. Blessings to you all.
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