February 24, 2010
Did you start laughing a little around the mid-point of that video, too? Maybe the excuses are just a little too familiar, I know they were for me. One of my goals in 2010 is to get more mentally tough...quit cutting myself so much slack and just get to it, tell excuse-making "you may now be excused" . . . 'cause I'm pretty sure we can't make progress if we're busy making excuses.
So, here's an idea. Put pen to paper and list all the excuses you've ever made or thought of to not do something. I bet it won't take that long, seems that excuses reside in the frontal lobe of our brain for extremely easy recall. :) I do everything on my laptop and I type like 200 wpm so I'll have this done in a snap.
When you're done, at the top in big letters print "Don't Be Lame", then print your sheet and keep it in a prominent place. A quick glance when the rationalizing and justifying begin should remind you that what's happening is just weak...its lazy....and it won't get you closer to your goal.
Once you're done with your own excuse list, check out these links for things you haven't thought of yet...and add them to your list if you are so inclined.
We excuse makers apparently come in very large numbers: I googled 'list of excuses' and got 5,970,000 results returned in 1/3 of a second. I say, lets resign from this club!
Stopping the insanity,
P.S. If you come up with a better title than "Don't Be Lame", please share it in the comments!