SOAPBOX® mini-motivation: you’re not excused

Soooo… last week I got sucked into watching snippets of a reality show about unabashedly, morbidly obese folks who engage with some self-proclaimed “guru trainer” on-and-off for one full year to lose weight (i.e. not continue to drive themselves toward the Grim Reaper with food).  Ironically, the priceless nugget of wisdom which I gleaned came from the angst-filled contestant…not the expert! 

“Until you run out of EXCUSES, you’ll never become the best you can be.” 

Perhaps it was one of those right-time, right-place, right-words…RIGHT NOW scenarios…but it got me right in the gut, like a good ole Yogi Berra-ism.  I took out a neon green sheet of paper and wrote the profoundly obvious statement down, as if it were a canon of eternal success!  Too many of us interchange valid reasons with lame excuses, letting the victim in us get off scot-free.   It’s not until we have to pay the piper that reality reveals to us the devastating results of ignorance, laziness and apathy. 

Welcome to Monday…and this face-jam of truth.  You deserve it.  I deserve it as well.  And we all can benefit from assessing and addressing our UN-reasonable list of excuses.   Cheers to your success in burning that pathetic list and grabbing the bull this week….and next!

Copyright 2011 by Kimberlie Dykeman.

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