What's Your Excuse?Read Now
by Geri Mason
When it comes to getting something done, I can find numerous reasons for not doing it, but only a few reasons for doing it. Once you get an idea you already know how exciting it will be to see the manifestation of what you envision. So why do we tend to talk ourselves out of things before we even get started? I’ll give you a good example. There is a mastermind class that I have wanted to attend, but it always falls on a day when I am scheduled to work. So that gives me a good excuse for not attending. The couple of occasions when I was off on that day, I told myself that I’m not a morning person, so I really can’t see myself being somewhere at 9am. I even reminded myself how much I hate morning traffic. So, now that I had all my excuses in place, it no longer bothered me that I wasn’t attending this event.
Fast forward to a few months later when I find myself on an unsolicited vacation with too much time on my hands. As usual, I see the mastermind event on Facebook and my thoughts are the same about morning meetings. The fact that I no longer have the same work schedule as before does not change my feelings. Then it dawns on me that I got up this morning at five thirty to be in line at a health clinic by 8:00am, before the minimum twenty-five people cut-off. So now I am faced with the truth of, “there are no excuses except the ones that we make ourselves.” The mastermind class, once again is tomorrow, and this time I feel strongly that I should attend. In order to help hold myself accountable I post on Facebook that I would love attend but I want to be convinced. With Facebook, it doesn’t take much to get people to agree with your decisions, good or bad. Now that I have put the intention out there in the universe and people are expecting me, it is more likely that I will attend. Maybe there is something on your mind that is calling you. Why not put it out in the universe and see what happens. We do this with other things that we want to accomplish, so the same holds true for getting up to attend a morning meeting. I keep telling myself that if I want to meet morning people, then I will have to become one. So off to the mastermind meeting I go. I truly believe that the universe is calling me.
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