Heard something extremely profound today from a young, yet very intelligent young man…’Excuses sound best to the person that’s making them up!’ Such a true statement that really got me thinking. Every time life throws a curve ball, don’t duck and run away because the ball is coming fast. Instead brace yourself and get ready to knock the ball out the park. In other words, look at it as an opportunity. I always say that how we deal with things is always based on perspective. Is your mind-set so restricted to the point where simple things get you off track? Here’s something else to consider, is your perspective based upon someone else’s opinion? I am not opposed to seeking advice from other people, especially when they have more experience. What I am opposed to however is allowing another individual’s opinion to completely change yours. People’s opinion are based on their perspective and if they don’t have the right perspective, then their opinion isn’t always going to be the best.
Now back to making excuses. It’s good to be solid, structured and organized. But if you don’t have a little wiggle room and possess the ability to adjust, this journey called life is going to be a little tougher than you think. Do not allow situations, circumstances, people and most importantly yourself to stop forward progress. It’s so easy to come up with a list of reasons why you can’t do something to try and justify it. It may even feel good at the moment, but those feelings are temporary. It will eventually catch up with you. Don’t take the easy way out! I promise you, every person that has ever been successful in life put their pants on one leg at a time, just like you. When they were faced with adversity, they fought their way through. Instead of making excuses, they stood up to the test and did what they needed to do. If they can do it, so can you. You can have results. You can have excuses. You cannot however, have both. Everything you need to succeed is already on the inside of you. I say no excuses! No apologies! No explanations! No justifications! Just do it. God Bless 🙂
Philippians 4:13 KJV “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
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