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59 Excuses to (Again) Make Sure You Aren’t Making

Friday, May 17, 2013

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

Can you believe it’s almost June? 2013 is practically half way over. I can’t believe how quickly this year is going by — and what a year it’s been. When I look back to January, it feels like ages ago. So many things have happened this year. I am sure it’s the same for you – 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 –

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 – even if that’s sometimes hard to see.

It’s Time to Go (Again)

So, it’s 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 it’s time to take another quantum leap. Doesn’t that sound good?

We’ve 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 – we Lived Today Better than Yesterday.

That’s 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 – it’s time to go.

Here’s 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 – 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. There’s 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 Aren’t Making

1. I just can’t do it

2. I don’t have enough time

3. It’s too late

4. It’s impossible

5. It’s just not realistic

6. I tried already and it didn’t work

7. I’m afraid of failing

8. It’s just not the right time

9. It’s going to be so difficult

10. I don’t have the willpower

11. There is a reason why things aren’t falling into place

12. I don’t want to try, get my hopes up and end up being disappointed

13. Things rarely go my way

14. I’m not as good as the other people that are already doing it

15. My friends don’t 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 doesn’t work out

19. Things like that never happen to people like me

20. I doubt that would work

21. I’ve got responsibilities and bills to pay

22. I don’t want anyone to see me fail

23. I am just not disciplined enough

24. It’s too risky

25. It will take so long

26. I don’t deserve it

27. That’s just not how I am wired

28. I can’t afford it

29. Nothing ever goes my way

30. I don’t have the energy

31. I’m too old

32. I’m too young

33. That’s just not the way things work

34. It’s too big

35. I’m too scared

36. I’m too tired

37. I am not smart enough

38. It’s too hard to change

39. I can’t 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 can’t figure it out

44. I never have been good at completing things

45. I am not disciplined enough

46. Life isn’t fair

47. I am cursed

48. I already did everything I could

49. It’s just too much

50. I am stressed out

51. I can’t go any further

52. It’s never going to happen

53. No one will ever give me a chance

54. I can’t focus

55. I am too lazy

56. I just can’t do it anymore

57. I don’t have anyone that will support or help me

58. I am afraid it will not work

59. It’s just not possible


Extra credit!!!

....just a suggestion....an 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. It’s 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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