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To create is to live twice.
-- Albert Camus


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Forget the excuses

Today can be a day full of excuses and regrets, or it can be a day full of progress and achievement. The choice is completely up to you.

Plenty of times during this day it will be easy for you to come up with a good excuse for not giving your best. Yet even though you may come up with the world’s most well thought out excuse, of what value is that to you?

When you feel an excuse coming on, remind yourself of something. This is your life, not some intellectual exercise, and every action taken or avoided affects the quality of your world.

Sure, you can come up with lots of great excuses. Yet you can just as realistically come up with lots of great achievements.

Your life is a magnificent treasure that you have the opportunity to live right now, today. It’s not something you must find ways to be excused from.

Embrace the richness in every twist and turn of life’s adventure. Forget the excuses, and grab the magnificent opportunity that’s right in front of you.

— Ralph Marston

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