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If someone says "can't," that shows you what to do.
-- John Cage
 

 

Monday, May 18, 2009

Transform excuses

When you find yourself making an excuse, take a good, careful look at that excuse. What if you could transform it into a powerful reason for stepping forward?

Whatever serves as an excuse for not taking action can instead serve as a compelling reason to go ahead and act. It all depends on how you choose to see it.

Stop and listen to the excuses you make. You’ll realize that they’re only excuses because you cast them as such.

The events and circumstances in your life are what they are. What makes them meaningful to you is the way you choose to see them and respond to them.

There are plenty of perfectly reasonable excuses for not moving forward, if you decide to view them as such. Yet it is just as realistic to see those same factors as reasons to take action without delay.

Whatever may be stopping you could be pushing you forward. Are you ready now to achieve?

— Ralph Marston

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