How often do you use your past as an excuse to justify your present life situation or your behavior? Do you blame your drinking on your “old man” because he drank when you were a kid? Do you blame your trust issues on a past lover who cheated on you 10 years ago? Do you blame your dead-end job on your parents because they did not send you to college? If you are fully aware of where your excuses are coming from, you no longer have an excuse for making excuses! It is time to step up to the plate and take personal responsibility for what you are doing or not doing. No one is twisting your arm or holding a gun to your head. The only person making you and your life the way it is, is you. Yes, you heard me correctly! It’s all YOU! You are the one who has control, not the past, and not anyone from the past.
You make excuses because you are afraid to face the truth. You are afraid to look in the mirror and admit where and who you are is because of the choices YOU made, no one else. You make excuses to avoid the life that is right in front of you. Believe it or not, the truth will set you free. When you stop making excuses and starting taking personal responsibility, you will begin to feel empowered. You will start to feel a sense of freedom because all those excuses will no longer being holding you back. You will be able to move forward in every area of your life. Oddly enough, you will find there was nothing to fear.
Living with excuses is the same as resisting all that life has to offer. You are resisting what is and the present moment because you are too focused in the past. If you use the pain of a past relationship as an excuse not to trust someone, you will only be hurting yourself. You will find yourself avoiding relationships. Is that really what you want? We have all experienced some of the same things. What is important for you to know is that you always have a choice as to how you react to that experience. You can choose to accept it for what it was and move on or you can choose to use it as an excuse and remain stuck.
Take some time to think about your life, where you are, and why you make the choices you do and then ask yourself these questions: Are you taking personal responsibility or are you making excuses? How often do you find yourself making excuses? Are you blaming someone else for your current life situation? Are you living the life you want to live? Are you moving ahead or standing still? What are you going to do about it?
Nothing you have or do is because of anyone other than you! Once you come to the realization that YOU are in control of your life and there is no need for excuses, you will begin living a joyous and abundant life! So, what is the first step you are committed to taking right now?
Love & Light,