April 11, 2015 – Saturday Inspiration: Make No Excuses For Failure, Make A Success Plan
The only reason for failure is quitting. If you are a quitter you will fail. You might have setbacks and things you try may not work out, but when you keep going you not only apply the lessons you already learned, but you also learn new ideas along the way.
There are no such things as losers or failures. There are only winners and champions who have decided to not chase after their dreams. These people trade in their dreams for security and benefits. They value comfort and ease rather than fulfillment. They allow themselves to be content without the luxuries of life even to the point of convincing themselves that they do not even want such things because of the headaches they believe are associated with them.
I am here to tell you that you can be more powerful, more successful, and more prosperous than you ever dreamed possible. I am here to tell you that your dreams are calling for you to acknowledge them and make them the priorities of your life. The road to riches and prosperity is paved with dreams. When you revive your dreams you will find that they are not dead, they have only been lying silently awaiting your decision to focus on them. The more you dream and the more action you take working toward your dreams the more dreams will come true.
Excuses for failure, excuses about your choices in life, excuses about what you feel you have accomplished fuel dysfunctional thinking and consequently, undesirable actions and behaviors. Making excuses instead of taking one hundred percent responsibility for your actions, your thoughts, and your goals is the hallmark of people who fail to succeed.
Part of the power of taking responsibility for your actions is that you silence the negative, unhelpful voice in your head. When you spend your thinking time on success and goal accomplishment, instead of on making excuses, you free up the emotional space formerly inhabited by negativity.The next time you catch yourself making an excuse, whether for the late project, the unmet goal, or the job you work, gently remind yourself – no excuses.
Spend your thought time planning your next successful venture. Positive thinking becomes a helpful habit. Excuses fuel failure.