My only hope for this week was to tackle my heavier-than-normal workload. “Just make it to Wednesday,” has been my mantra.
Today as I checked my daily planner, I realized something pretty exciting… Not only did I tackle my workload; I overcame it. I didn’t let it defeat me in any way.
This is new for me.
I remember freshman year, sometimes after a long hard day I would just sit and sulk. (Usually my sulking was followed by some procrastinating, Facebook surfing and whining.)
Even last semester, I found myself moping over the amount of work I had to do. It’s obvious to me now that something has changed. I don’t know how or when…but I finally stopped making excuses for myself. I stopped wishing my work away.
Now, I realize that excuses are just missed opportunities – this applies to more than just homework.
Every time I shy away from a challenge or task, I’m missing out.
When I see a friend in need and I don’t help them because of _(excuse)_? Missed opportunity.
When I can tackle a homework assignment before the day of but decide other things are important? Missed opportunity.
When I get a neat idea but don’t write about it? Missed opportunity.
When I’m feeling tired and don’t want to run? Well, you get the picture.
Better to lace up my shoes and just do it; because eventually, our excuses fade away. Where does that leave us? Back where we started. It’s better to just tackle the challenge to begin with.
Instead of getting bogged down by our work and day-to-day activities, we should choose to overcome them. To show them who’s boss.
Your time is too valuable to be wasted making excuses.
Question: What’s the biggest excuse that keeps you from doing things?