“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” —Benjamin Franklin
I have decided that I want to make some significant changes in my life. I’m finding that some of the things I want to do in my life aren’t lining up with what I actually want to do with my life. I’ve been researching the ways that I can be successful in the areas I want to be in my life yet even though this research is very useful I am not doing one of the most important things and that is “just doing it.”
I don’t know about you all, but I could spend so much time planning something trying to make it perfect that I don’t even end up doing it, because in the end nothing we do is ever perfect. I think it’s the fear of “what if I try and it fails” or “what if I try and everyone just laughs at me.” I have all of these negative ‘what-if’ thoughts yet I never hear myself say “well what if I did succeed?” or “what if my dreams really did come true?”
Before I started this blog I kept hearing thoughts of “well your grammar is horrible” or “nobody is going to read it.” I had these thoughts yet I decided I was just going to do it anyway. To me it was more important to do something I wanted to do than to be afraid of others criticism. And guess what? No one cares that much that my grammar stinks. I also have more followers on here already than I thought I would. Doing the blog has also led me in other directions I never thought of before I started it.
I may not have a perfect blog or a million followers, but the satisfaction of doing a thing I love to do while helping other people makes me feel so happy. It gives me a sense of purpose I didn’t have before, and I would have never found it if I didn’t just do it. I could have been like I have been with most of the things in my life in the past and said “well I’ll do it when I’m a better writer” or “I’ll do it tomorrow.” And I’m here to tell all of you there’s no better time than right now.
Now don’t feel bad if you are like this. I found myself in the same boat this morning. I was researching something I really want to do and I found myself like “well maybe I can do that in the future.” When in reality I just don’t want to suck it up and just do it. We all have to realize we are not going to get anywhere in life if we just sit around waiting for the perfect time because we are scared.
I can tell you firsthand all the things I’ve been successful in my life I put into action. It wasn’t because some magical genie appeared and gave me those things. I had to go out and actually make an effort. Yet so many people (including myself) just spend their days whining why their life isn’t better yet when they find what they’re supposed to do they just stay at home watching Netflix instead of actually making it happen.
It’s like we build these comfort bubbles that we have to stay in and God forbid if we break them. What ever will we do? Oh no! Poor us we actually have to go out and do something!
I’m here to tell you all and myself “If you really want something you are going to do it. If you don’t do it you obviously don’t want it enough.”
If you want to be fit, but you keep eating jelly donuts and don’t exercise you are not going to be fit. (And if somehow you become fit by doing that please for the love of humanity give me your secret.) If you want to be fit you will find a way. If you don’t want it that much you will make excuses like “well it costs too much to eat healthy” or “I don’t have the time.” You may not believe me, but this is the truth if you want it you will find a way.
For example that used to be me with my health. I decided to stop making excuses though and do it. I said I didn’t have the money, but I did research and found healthy food I could afford. I said I didn’t have time, but then I found time by getting up earlier. You just have to decide you are just going to do it instead of making your lame excuses. I know this isn’t what you want to hear. Heck, I don’t like it either, but darlings it’s what I wish someone would have told me a long time ago. I wish someone would have gone up to me and said “stop feeling sorry for yourself, whining, and making excuses about your life and just go out and do something to change it.”
We all have the power to change our lives, but you have to choose whether you are going to stay stuck in your “excuse filled life” or choose to live the life you were meant to. I hope you all dare to go with the other one, because you will find when you do your life is going to be so much closer to where you want it. I know I’ve kind have written along this line of excuses before, but I think it’s a lesson that I and many people need reminded of constantly. So all this being said go do you boo, boo.
Much love and write to you all tomorrow,