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Day 8. What Are Your Excuses?

This is day 8 of my writing challenge. It’s been a week. And to my surprise it’s been relatively easy. Once you decide…like truly decide to do something, it becomes easy.

I expected this challenge to be…ummm challenging because of primarily 2 things. Ideas. Or the lack of them. What would I write about every day? And, of course, Mr. Time. Aren’t all of us have an issue with him? Well, there is also Inspiration. But I want to talk about inspiration later. Not today.

Now I see clearer. I will always have ideas. No matter what, the lack of ideas will never be an issue. I have my life experiences and my lessons and realizations every day. Not to mention already accumulated baggage of those lessons, experiences and realizations. It is really not the matter of having an idea of what to write about. It’s more of choosing an idea to focus on today.  And worse comes to worse, I can always have a stream of consciousness where I’ll damp all the stuff in my head that I feel would be useful or inspiring to my digital playground here.

And Time? Seth Godin said it perfectly : “You don’t need more time. You just need to decide.”  True. And you know it.

Another quote I love: “If it is important to you, you will find a way. If it is not, you will find an excuse.”

Why do we keep finding excuses?

Because we have tons of limiting beliefs in our heads. And those limiting beliefs make “what others will think”, “you shouldn’t try it because you’ll fail and look ridiculous” and who knows what else more important than “I should do it now because life is short”. Doesn’t make any logical sense. But that’s how the majority rolls. Do you want to be a part of it?

I don’t anymore. The majority sleeps. It doesn’t mean you have to continue sleeping. It’s time to wake up.

What are your excuses? Come on, you know you have them. Be honest with yourself.

I now want to approach everything from the place of “Will I regret not doing it at the end of my life?” If the answer is yes, I am doing it. I am going to find a way to do it. Because it’s never about time, or the lack of resources or whatever else your excuses are. It really never is. There is always a limiting belief behind your excuses. And when you find it and get rid of it or decide to ignore it, that’s when life gets interesting. And exciting.

So what is truly important? What are you not doing that you know you will regret at the end of your life? Start Now. Take little steps. But start already.



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Surazeus Simon Seamount February 16, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Last July I started writing my epic in blank verse about scientists, and in seven months of writing every evening, I have written about 19,000 lines so far. I have lots more to write, so I am quite pleased at my progress 🙂 I am on Aristotle and will be writing through all the major scientists, at least to Einstein and after. I hope my success inspires others to keep writing.


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