February 18: Excuses

Excuses can be a dangerous thing.  They grab our attention and take our focus away from the important things we may be trying to accomplish and tempt us into a potentially debilitating, habitual lifestyle of comfort and ease.  While seasons of comfort and ease are enjoyable, earned, and deserved,  some of us fall into the trap of the victim state.  Here we produce multitudes of reasons why we are unable to accomplish what we want to.  I know of the truthfulness of this first hand, as I choose for years to be a victim, instead of taking control of my mind, my words, my actions, and my life.  Complaining, blaming, and making excuses are the tools of the victim.

Just like complaining about our current circumstances keeps us attached to them, so do excuses.

Either we will accomplish what we set out to or we will make up excuses.  With daily focus, hard work, consistency, and periodic spurts of intensity along the way, as well as periods of rest, recovery, and recuperation, we can accomplish anything we want to.

Energy flows where attention goes.  What we focus on and pay attention to is OUR choice.  Some great examples of what we can focus on to succeed and accomplish what we want to:  Love, support, family, friends, mentors, random acts of kindness, lessons learned, gratitude for the hard times that made us stronger, targets we are striving to hit, positivity, kindness, reasons why, and anything that makes us smile when we think of it.  We can go over in our minds all we have to be grateful for, and quiet our mind in this world of distractions by thinking of our blessings.  Making gratitude a daily practice as a part of an empowering morning routine is an excellent refocusing tool.  When we focus on doing, instead of reasons why we can’t, the excuses fall away and are no longer a part of our lives.

Reminder to self:  If you want something badly enough you will do anything in this world to get it, and as long as there are no intentions or actions as a part of your plan to hurt others along the way, more power to you!  The big secret is this:  you don’t have to do much.  You just have to know exactly what you want and consistently do things that will get you to where you want to be, WHILE FEELING GOOD ALL THE TIME.  Keep at it!  You’ve got this!

Today’s challenge for myself:  Today I will focus on why I can, instead of why I can’t.

A good morning routine will empower us, help us gain momentum for the rest of the day, and leave us feeling accomplished, successful, and strong, before we even walk out the door to tackle and conquer the day.

A great example of a useful and effective morning routine can be found by typing THE GOODINTHEHEAD  HABIT HACKING CHALLENGE into the google search engine.  Check it out, share it, and try anything within this daily practice you think will empower YOU, and help YOU gain traction and momentum towards creating the life of YOUR dreams.  I wish you well in your journey.

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Remember:  Mindset matters.  Character counts.  That which we choose to consistently focus on is what EXPANDS in our lives.  WE CREATE our personal realities.

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