Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Kick the Excuses to the Curb

I think way too much sometimes most of the time. It's like bits and pieces of random musings floating around this mind of mine in a somewhat chaotic manner. Lately these thoughts have been revolving around one particular issue. Two words can sum it up, really. I can't. I've began to come up with one hundred and one reasons why I can't do this or I can't do that. It comes in waves. The worst part? It's taken me this long to realize that these thoughts have held me back for most of my life.

You see, I make excuses. Plain and simple. I have for a long time. And it has only prevented me from being all that I know I can be (with God's help). Here's a list of my top 10 excuses. Maybe some of these sound familiar to you, or maybe you've even used a few of these excuses yourself.
  1. It's too hard.
  2. I don't know how to do it.
  3. I can't afford to take a risk.
  4. Someone else has done it already.
  5. I wouldn't even know where to start.
  6. I'm afraid what people will think.
  7. People aren't ready to hear what I have to say.
  8. It isn't important enough.
  9. I have too many things going on right now.
  10. I tried before and failed.
Yep, there they are. Sadly, I've lost count of how many times these words have influenced my choices. More than I'd like to admit! I've used them for blogging, for everyday activities, for future career choices. Enough! That isn't living. That isn't putting my trust in God. That isn't using the abilities that He has given me to their fullest potential (or at all for that matter). It's time to kick this thinking to the curb! Now whenever these thoughts try to creep into my mind, I'll be locked 'n loaded with a comeback!
  1. Too hard? Nothing worth having comes easily, so suck it up.
  2. Don't know how? Well, you can learn.
  3. Can't risk it? If there is no risk, there is no reward.
  4. Someone else did it? Who cares. No one has done it like you.
  5. Don't know where to start? That's simple. Do research.
  6. Afraid what people will think? Bump that! What does God think?
  7. People aren't ready? Some people will never be ready. Do it anyways.
  8. It's not important? Everything you do and say are important.
  9. Too many things going on? Use your time wisely and prioritize.
  10. Tried and failed? Trying and failing is better than never trying at all.

3 comments:

  1. I use the "can't afford" reason far more than I should. But the fear of financial ruin is always on my mind. Money (or lack of) is my biggest issue but it isn't because I don't work hard. I also need to give up the "I can't..." mentality.

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  2. I feel like a huge chunk of my life is excuses. And it's got to stop. I'm with ya here, girlfriend!

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  3. i love this. i've been an excuse maker for most of my life too. it stinks. #3 and #4 are my most used ones. but i especially LOVE the comeback for #3. so much truth to that!!

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