Stop Making Excuses // Positively Speaking // Mark Wilson

Has your life been less that what you know it should be? Have you found yourself “settling” for less than your best? Have you allowed fear, frustration, and failure to squeeze out your fulfillment? If you’ve been living at a “less than satisfactory” level, here’s a thought:

Quit making excuses and start making progress!

Excuses are a dime a dozen. You can come up with all kinds of good reasons why you haven’t been your best.

You can blame the boss.
You can blame the environment.
You can blame your family. You can blame the clock (I just don’t have time.)
You can blame the situation.

If you’re looking for a way to weasel out of what you ought to be doing, you’ll find it. The human mind has the uncanny ability to rationalize anything.

The bottom line, however, is that if you continue to make excuses for mediocrity, you will never experience your true, God-given, potential.

It does no good to dream about what you are going to accomplish tomorrow if you’re unwilling to pay the price today.

Inspiration without commitment vanishes at the first hint of difficulty. A vision without careful planning is only a daydream. An idea isn’t worth much unless it is accompanied by shoe leather.

Refuse to cave into “somewhere over the rainbow” thinking. There isn’t any “ship” that’s coming in. Might as well quit standing on the shore waiting for it. Instead, why not start building your boat? Put down the binoculars and pick up the hammer!

Sometimes people complain about “bad luck”. They need to understand that “luck” is not nearly as important as attitude.

You can make the best of your “bad luck” or the worst of your “good fortune.” It’s not what life hands you – but what you make of it that counts.

Instead of focusing on your problems, how about moving to the solution side?

You will discover that your “luck” will improve greatly when you stop making excuses and start making progress.

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