I saw this quote and thought it would make a good Motivational Monday post. First, it's very true. When we really want to do something, we find a way to do it. Likewise, if we don't, we will find an excuse.
I really don't like when people give me excuses. Just ask my girls. I might have said the following; "I'm tired too and you don't see me complaining about it" (especially while unloading hay) "if I can do it so can you." They have heard things like this from me their whole life. I guess I view excuses as a weakness. I mean, if you're a strong person, you do what you say and say what you do, without excuse.
So, why is it, I find myself making excuses in some areas of my life? It's not like I don't want to achieve a positive result, it just seems so overwhelming and hard to get there.
Here is something I've made excuses for: I have to clean out my pole building. I haven't been able to see the inventory in the back of it for years. My excuses range from..."oh, it's too hot/cold to work out there, I don't know where to put the stuff I want, I don't have time to look it all up, what if I sell something too cheap." These and more have all but stopped my productivity. That, and I keep bringing more home. The fact that I haven't dealt with this has also cost me - I have had to turn down estates that have way better stuff than what I have in my pole building because I don't have the room. What kind of an excuse is that?!?
So, today I wake with a new attitude. Listen here Dicky Bird, no more excuses! Get going and take one step at a time, (or in my case, one box at a time). Positive thinking can move mountains - which I literally have, boxes of mountains - in my pole building.
Whatever it is you might be making an excuse for, look at it with a new attitude and tackle it.
Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.