Excuses: Who Really Needs Them

By Ron Murdock

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Gandhi

I really get tired of chronic complainers who do little more than whine and moan about everything. They wind up being emotional vampires who sap up as much energy from others as possible. I find it interesting to reflect back to those types what they say and call them on their negativity. They usually don’t like it but stopping it is better than being sucked into their personal vortex. When asked why they do the things they do, the usual excuses run along the lines of “I’m too old to change.”, “The system around here sucks but there is nothing we can do about it.”, “Things could be worse.” There are others but you get the idea.

It takes a lot of work and courage to take a look at the excuses we use in our own lives. As comfortable as they are, excuses are little more than restrictions we place on ourselves to not pursue a better life. Opportunities do knock but they dress like work. I’m a believer that what a person puts out they receive back, whether it be positive or negative. To me this is what the Law of Attraction is all about. Eliminate the lame excuses and one finds the energy to do the activities that brings about a heightened sense of well being.

Another benefit is how one’s health improves. A person can take part in activity that is beneficial rather than participating in meaningless busy work. Blaming others isn’t kosher as one needs to take responsibility for their own actions. To bring about real change one can create a space inside them where no visitors are allowed. Also a person needs to set boundaries with others so they know when not to enter your sacred place of solitude..

I heard of an article that was supposed to be in Time Magazine some time ago. It was written by Patti Davis, daughter of Ronald Reagan, describing her addiction to cocaine. Even after being clean for 5 years, David wrote that the desire to restart using cocaine was still strong within her. What kept her strong and away from reusing was that she didn’t want to disappoint the God she came to believe in by returning to her old ways of doing things. Patti wrote that disappointing family and friends would have been bad enough but disappointing God would have been worse as it was her primary relationship.

So having God as a senior partner could very well be the way to go. Imagine having all the help and guidance you need available 24/7/365.


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