Excuses

Apr 3, 2014

Lessons To Be Learnt This Year

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Our age doesn’t matter; we all have lessons to learn in life.  Take time this year to look at the people around you and the things that are happening to you and look for what you can learn. Be aware and open for your lessons this year. When you take on board the lessons that are around you, it means that next time you find things will be easier for you. If you are someone who has the same problems or difficulties as you have always had then perhaps it means you are not learning the lessons that you need to learn. Be open to what is going on in your life, the good and the bad and look for the lessons to be learnt.
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Mar 5, 2014

Daily Decisions Decide Destiny

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“Daily Decisions Decide Destiny” Kelli Sibbit How very true.  Every small daily decision is working towards your destiny, your outcomes, you reaching your goals. It can be as small as getting out of bed when the alarm rings, to what to have for breakfast, to what work to start on for the day. The idea is that each little decision is a step on the path to your outcomes. Every decision that you make throughout the day is important, no matter how small or large. They are all leading to your outcomes. Give each decision the attention it deserves.
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Feb 19, 2014

Be the Best Version of You

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Photo courtesy ofFigure Skaters Online “I need to stop trying to become perfect and just try to become better.” Sasha Cohen, U.S. Figure Skater How often do you want everything to be just right?  To be the best?  To excel?  While they are all good aims, sometimes aiming for perfection stops you from even starting.  Why not just aim to take action, learn, improve and get better? A mentor of mine often spoke about how she aims for 80% and above.  That she deliberately makes mistakes in what she does to teach others – her message is that it’s all about taking action and not being perfect!  She has an extremely successful business so that is when I decided it was time to drop aiming for perfection and just focus on taking action...
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Feb 4, 2014

Abandon Fear This Year

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Fear of what might happen is a waste of time and energy. If the thing you are worrying about doesn’t happen, you have wasted all that time and energy for nothing. Take a moment to think about what it is you fear. Now think about what is the worst thing that could happen. Is it really likely to happen? Is there something you could learn from it if it did happen? What things did you used to fear? I was walking to school with my daughters today, aged 11 and 8, and we were talking about how we used to fear monsters under our bed when we were young. Now we are more mature, we know that our fear and the energy we put into it was wasted time and energy. Think about...
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Jan 22, 2014

Designing Your Morning Routine

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How do you wake up of a morning? Strange question, I know, but something you may want to think about is your morning routine. Do you struggle to get out of bed unmotivated by the day ahead? Well perhaps this year, change the way you wake up. Try something different if it will serve you well. When you first wake up, take a moment and stay in bed and be thankful. Be thankful for the wonderful night’s sleep, be thankful for the comfortable bed, and be thankful for the warm blankets. Just be thankful. Then take a moment to say to yourself, “Today is going to be a wonderful day.” Smile and you are ready to rise – happy from the start. I heard about one lady who, every day when she wakes,...
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Sep 25, 2013

The Parking Lot

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Have you ever had a problem that you were unsure how to solve? You know there has to be a solution somewhere; however, the more you think about it, the further away the best answer seems to be. There is one saying that is useful in this situation and that is “sleep on it”. It is a fantastic idea! It means just let your unconscious thoughts work away at finding a solution. Another great idea that I love is when I have a problem and I just don’t have the time or shouldn’t be investing the time in trying to solve that problem immediately. I may have a presentation to give or an important meeting to attend to. When this occurs and I am unable to give a problem or situation the...
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Sep 18, 2013

Kissing The Big Excuses Goodbye

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“At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, and no regrets.” Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free There are basically two big excuses we all utilise: The first one is: I can’t really help the way I am; after all, people can’t change their DNA. What a great excuse this is. It easily excuses you from your behaviour. When you use these kind of excuses, you can place blame onto so many other people like your parents, your siblings, your grandparents, your teachers, your coaches. However, guess what? It’s not that good an excuse after all. Research has shown that we actually do change and that approximately 95 percent of us do not have genetic reasons for illness, depression, fear, and many other conditions. The second excuse is...
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Sep 11, 2013

Affirmations To Eliminate Excuses

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We all use excuses at some time – whether it is to procrastinate, delay, deny, move the blame elsewhere … However, if you want to take action then perhaps when you find yourself using an excuse or wanting to use an excuse, you just start telling yourself something that will move you forward. It will be difficult – I have the ability to accomplish any task I set my mind to. It’s going to be risky – All things have an element of risk; however, being my true self involves no risk, it is me being genuine and authentic It will take a long time – It doesn’t matter how long it takes to live my life to the fullest and accomplish my dreams. There will be family drama – My family wants...
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Sep 4, 2013

Reclaim Your Power

You have the power to live more frequently Above the Line and to only make brief visits Below the Line. To briefly provide an understanding of what I meant about above and below the line, I want you to picture a line and above the line, written are: Take responsibility Think of solutions Look for the lessons Keep my power Below the line are written the words: Blame others Make excuses Whinge Victim (give my power away) It can be tough acting “Above the Line”. That’s why the majority don’t do it most of the time. That is why people selling “Magic Bullet” products do so well. You know, the products that promise you will make a heap of money without doing any work? Of course it takes effort and persistence to succeed but that is nowhere as sexy on...
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Aug 28, 2013

A Catalogue of Some Common Excuses

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We all use excuses at times for whatever reason. It makes us feel good, it is a justification of our behaviour, and it is a reason for our inaction and procrastination. I am hoping if you can relate to one of these excuses it may either make you laugh or you might feel a little guilty or you may recognise it next time you are using one of these excuses and realise it is an excuse and change your behaviour. Whether you learn from this or laugh at this, I hope you get some value from it. It will be difficult Ah yes, this is designed to discourage you. Do you actually have any proof that it will be difficult? Loads of things in life are difficult but that doesn’t mean it’s not...
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