. . . or you can have your successes. You can’t have both. I love the excuse offered in today’s proverb: “There’s a lion in the road!” Perhaps there once was a lion in the road. Perhaps a lion in the road is possible as in Dumb & Dumber “you’re saying there’s a chance” possible. We love our excuses. We love to say we don’t have enough time. Don’t have enough money. Don’t have enough energy. We’re too out of shape. Too much in debt. Too busy at work. Our excuses become like a lion in the road. We convince ourselves there’s a lion in the road when in fact, there is no lion. There are just excuses.
1. What’s your “go-to” excuse?
2. If you didn’t use that excuse, what difference might that make in your life?
Challenge: For today only, jot down every time you think or speak an excuse. At the end of the day, review your excuses and replace them with words of ownership. For instance, a co-worker asks you to go to lunch with her. You reply: “I can’t. I am too busy.” You may be too busy- on that day- or you may not want to go. When you review the excuse, replace it with “I am choosing to finish this project today” or “I would love to go to lunch with you next week- when works best?”