Stop the Excuses!

One of my best moments of the day is when I settle down to surf the internet. It’s a daily routine I enjoy. My companion for this daily act is always my favorite cup of tea. It keeps me warm, especially now when the cold is gathering momentum, making me reach for warmth wrapped tightly in woolen clothes.

I tell you, the thoughts of stepping outside at this time sends cold shivers all over me. It’s no longer news that I dread this harsh winter.  However, it has become a necessary evil to live with so I should just learn to love it or pretend to love it, at least. But I do love the fact that it forces me to stay indoors and connect with my home and inner self.  I guess I should stop this nagging or whinning, right? Haha!

Yesterday, while observing this ritual of connecting with the world, I found something that sent an overwhelming spasm of excitement all over me.  I saw a video that inspired me, and as I inhaled the spicy content, I exhaled the pungent air of failure.

The protagonist in this story was blind from birth, but being blind physically did not hinder him from believing in his inner being. He saw a world full of opportunities. He visualized what he wanted out of life and strived hard despite varying challenges posed by his physical disability. He braced up for the odds, surmounted the difficulties and carved a niche for himself.

To me, he is a good example that the circumstances of birth should never pose a threat to anyone’s success.  I felt so challenged that I sat down and started to type this reflection.

Hope you’d enjoy the video below, courtesy of Youtube:

 

 

‘Seeing’, I realized, goes beyond sight and even insight. It has a way of breaking beyond a person’s visual capacity which enables them to take necessary steps to change what they are seeing.

Is it of any use to notice that your hair is untidy in the mirror and all you do is to talk about it?

You will agree with me that combing the hair is the most logical thing to do. ‘Seeing’, in this context, will become unproductive if there is no follow-up action on the information received.

Sadly, most people use different excuses as alibi for not achieving their goals.

“When I grow up, I will become this or that.”

Hello, the last time I checked, you had grown up, and now have become older with every second you have spent reading this write-up. The answer is the same everyday:

“I will start tomorrow.”

Hello again, we know that tomorrow never comes.

“My parents are poor, we have no money.”

There the beat goes again and the rambling continues.

My resolution henceforth is that I will see opportunities and will not be discouraged by their appearances, or whatever they are shrouded in.

Now, take a stance to nurture your dreams and don’t give up to any challenges that loom large at your sight. To achieve these dreams, employ a different strategy if you tried and didn’t make any headway.

No excuses make sense anymore.  So stop giving them!

Peace and Love!

32 thoughts on “Stop the Excuses!

  1. We all make excuses. I make mine because I want to do something else and maybe not what I originally said. Nobody wants to be called a liar for changing their mind or for not telling the truth in the first place. So I make excuses. I think will power is a bit over-rated. How does that sound. I hope I am not too provocative or insensitive.

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  2. Great post! Mindfulness of our propensity to make excuses is something that all of us need to have. It’s amazing how much can be accomplished when you don’t listen to your own excuses. One of the things that I have learned about excuses, is that they appear to become much fewer when I focus on fueling my passion for what I do.

    ‘Now, if I just had more time’ is still one of the most common excuses that I hear; usually from people who don’t set their priorities.

    Keep posting! Yours is one of my favorite blogs to read.

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    • Thank you so much for your kind words. Please keep coming, I will do my best to keep posting. 🙂 And I agree with you that we’d make fewer excuses when we set our priorities right. To me, projecting the end result of any good objective propels me to fight hard no matter the challenges surrounding it. Thanks for sharing your views. Cheers and a great day to you. 🙂

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  3. I am totally blind also, and I have learned to “see” the world around me through my other senses, especially with my heart. Yes, I have to admit, there are days when I feel more like reading instead of writing, but I try my best to focus on my goals in life, and not make excuses for why I can’t do these things. I know my limitations, and I ask for help when I need it, and keep going dispite my physical challenges. Love and prayers, Ann

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    • Dear Ann, The good thing is that despite being physically challenged, you didn’t wallow in self-pity rather you are pursuing your goals in life. That’s the point here. No matter the circumstances of one’s birth/life, one should strive to live or have a purposeful life. Excuses shouldn’t be an alibi for not having a vision in life. Of course as humans, we make flimsy excuses sometimes… Thanks Ann for your comment. Do have a wonderful weekend. Peace and love. 🙂

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  4. Reblogged this on The king'soracle. and commented:
    This one hits home right there. How many of us are victims of excuses, all the time, trying to run away from things that challenges the status quo . Excuses sell one short and undermines our capacity for optimum performance and achievement in every area.

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    • Wow! Absolutely agree! We shouldn’t use excuses to short-change ourselves in life. It hampers progress and success in life. Thank you very much for the reblog. I’m glad you find the post meaningful. Cheers! Have a blessed weekend. 🙂

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  5. I am watching the video now and I loved how you have described some of the excuses we use to not do our best… I don’t know why we are like that! But I am sure inspired by this video… DO you mind if I post my take on it and mention you in the post as well?

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    • I think it’s just innate in man to give excuses. I’m glad the video inspired you. This was a good example that his physical challenges was not used as an excuse… Now think about a person without any disabilities giving too many excuses, why?? And no, if you mean sharing the post. With all pleasure but the video is from the internet as I indicated. Could you send a link when you do. Thank you very much for all your kind comments. I appreciate. Have a great day. 🙂

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  6. Wow! That was inspiring. Thanks for sharing that clip. I will share that. You have to be blind to reach your goal. That is powerful. I enjoyed your post and love your site too. I’m really new at this, but am enjoying this new community. It is opening up my world!

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    • Hi Barbara, Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and read my posts. I’m glad you liked the post. I recommend this video to people whenever I hear the ‘I can’t do it’ voice… I believe we can surmount all obstacles if we truly have a goal and are willing to pay the price of success. This is a great community to belong esp. for Newbies and with time you will learn all the ropes about blogging. We are all evolving daily. I look forward to interacting more with you. Feel free to re-blog the post and refer to the original, here. Thank you. Cheers to blogging! 🙂

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