Do you dream in color? Do numbers and symbols apear in your dreams? Maybe you want to learn magic for love and profit? Maybe a sufi dance is more your style? What ever is going on, sit back, relax- meditate for a few minutes. Let your mind take a jouney. The drum begins....
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Letting Go Of Excusses
Now that the new year is upon us, some of us will be making New Years resolutions. Many will fail to complete them. Why? Because some of us have an excuse for everything. the reason is though we like the idea of change, change scares us. Sometimes it takes a really big event to motivate us to change.
So, if you really want o make some changed in the new year, first make a commitment to yourself to stick with it. Make some real goals. Write them down, and date them. We will talk more on this in coming posts.
wants to have a beach body, but no one wants to diet or workout. Being
successful isn’t automatic. It requires concentrated effort and action.
of us have a series of excuses that we can pull out of a hat at a moment’s
always one that seems to fit the bill perfectly. This is done largely to
protect ourselves and to justify our current circumstances.
Are any of these excuses holding you back from
don’t know how.”This
common excuse gives you permission to not even try. However, this
excuse simply doesn’t hold water. At no time in the history of mankind has
there been so much information available. Want to start a charity? There are
hundreds of books on the subject. Need to lose 100 lbs? There are thousands of resources
of the best ways to figure out how to do something is to find a qualified
mentor. Another effective option is to simply try and then adjust your approach
based on your results.
afraid.” This is
perhaps the most socially acceptable answer. Who hasn’t been afraid? But there
is very little to legitimately fear in our modern times. In most circumstances,
you’re not in danger of being eaten by a lion or falling off a cliff.
of our fears are socially based and have no real consequences. Being afraid isn’t a valid
excuse 99% of the time.
you rather be successful or protect your ego?
don’t have enough time.”
Do you really believe this? Nearly all of us waste time on activities that provide
no real value, including watching TV, internet surfing, and a host of other
know in your heart you could make the time for something that was truly
important to you.
don’t have enough money.”
This is another common excuse, but there is usually a way to work around a
lack of financial resources. For example, if you’d like to learn to
play the piano but can’t afford one, you could:
a free piano on Craigslist
up an inexpensive digital piano in a pawnshop
a local church or school to use their piano after hours
a piano you can use at your local college
too late for me.”
It’s too late? A person climbed Mount Everest in his 80’s. People have gone
back to medical school in their 60’s. What would you like to do?
a late start might be less convenient and more challenging, but there’s nothing
wrong with that. It means that you’ll only take on the challenges that are
really important to you. That could be a good thing.
be fair, there are a few things that require an earlier start than others.
You’re not likely to play in the NBA if you take up basketball in your 30’s.
But you could be a coach or work in the front office.
too hard.” Some
endeavors are certainly more competitive than others. But claiming that
something is “too hard” is really just another way of admitting that you’re
truth is that people with limited resources and talent can still be extremely
tend to imagine the competition is much tougher than it really is. The average
person doesn’t have a lot of control over himself. He’s not truly committed.
Those with motivation and stamina are really the ones who succeed.
that are successful on a regular basis tend to have the fewest excuses. How
could it be any other way?
with excuses are able to justify not taking action. However, no action equals
no results. So put aside your excuses and go after what you truly want. You’ll
be glad you did!