Will you find a way…or an excuse?

Often I meet with people who are dissatisfied with their lives, their accomplishments, themselves. When I ask what they should do about it, every one of them knows the answer. Asked if they will, many waver, then backtrack. They explain in great detail why they don’t do what they know they should. They blame the scapegoats of their lives, how they would if they could but they can’t so they won’t.

I listen patiently, then quote Jim Rohn: If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse. Many continue their litany: I don’t have the money. I don’t have the time. I don’t have the energy.

Because of their boss, their ex-wife, their kids. Mr. Rohn also said: Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. We all have our crosses to bear. We all have to confront our demons. We all must answer for ourselves.

Rohn again (can you tell I love his stuff?): Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure. Most of us start with the excuses. Some of us decide to find a way. What will you decide? What kind of house will you build? Will you find a way…or an excuse?

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