Blame & Excuses
Do you ever find yourself, or others around you, explaining why nothing ever works out for them by making excuses or placing blame elsewhere? I believe if we think about something long enough, we can always find someone to blame or multiple excuses why things aren’t working out; but what if we stopped blaming others, blaming ourselves, and making excuses, and instead spent the time reflecting on how to positively change the things in our lives that aren’t going our way?
I recognize change can be challenging for many people, myself included, and that’s why we tend to stay stuck in negativity or follow unhealthy patterns. I know it can be challenging to create change, but I wholeheartedly feel the reward in changing the areas of your life that aren’t working is worth the time, effort, patience, and grace.
Through my life’s journey I’ve come to know that where excuses and blame end is where we might find hard work at first, but after we put in the time we often find freedom and, ultimately, true joy!
This week I encourage you to examine what excuses or blame you may be holding on to. Then, take the first step toward letting them go. Whether that means self-healing, reaching out to mend a broken relationship, or simply not accepting “No” as an answer, I’m confident you can move forward toward freedom and joy.
6 years ago when I started full-time as a professional speaker my company name was NO More Excuses 4U and someone in an organization I am part of felt threaten by my name and said he would sue me if I didn’t change it so at a loss of 40,000, I changed everything I had created and built but today I look back knowing he was wrong and had a different name. It makes me smile to think he allowed the EXCUSE of a little competition scare him into threatening a little Midwest lunch lady. Not sure what happen to him but no excuse will stop me from seeking success in the speaking profession
What does living your exceptional life look like to you?
What excuses or blame are you ready to let go of? What does your first step look like?
Do you believe freedom and joy are waiting for you on the other side of excuses and blame?
What alternative future makes you want to let go of negativity and embrace positiveity?