Blog, write a book, do something. Share… You have been listening and listening all your life and talked to very few. Do you know you have changed many lives for the better. Talk to more people and help them. They need you. You can inspire, especially the young.
Thank you, boss, for the suggestion. Its been more than a year and I have lot of excuses for doing nothing. I read a book on excuses By Dr Wayne Dyer. And here I am.
I shall talk about it tomorrow. Procrastination ? The excuse, I have no time today…
Ok, here I am, again.
Are you where you want to be, in life ? If you are, then no need to read further.
Others, Please check which excuses mentioned below are your friends ?
- It will be difficult
- It is going to be risky
- It will take a long time
- There will be family drama
- I don’t deserve it
- It’s not in my nature
- I can’t afford it
- No one will help me
- It has never happened before
- I’m not strong enough
- I’m not smart enough
- I’m too old (or not old enough)
- The rules won’t let me
- It’s too big
- I don’t have the energy
- It’s my personal family history
- I’m too busy
- I’m too scared
Lets see the response to the above before we go further.
20 Nov 2009
- It will be difficult
Difficulty in experiencing addiction, obesity, depression, shyness, low self-esteem, loneliness, or any other life aspect, is useless suffering we hang on to. If its going to be difficult anyway, why not opt for useful suffering. For all you know, it may not be as difficult as you imagne it to be. It may be easy.
I had a nasty habit, smoking. I thought I was enjoying it. I was advised to leave it. More the advise more defiant I was. Once, I wanted to smoke but had no cigarette and none were available. It was frustrating, painful and very depressing. Hold it, what the hell, a slave to a tiny six inches paper wrapped tobacco stick. To be a smoker, what all have I to deal with? Carry cigarettes, lighters, dispose off ashes, smelly fingers, stained teeth, potential cancerous lungs, cough up nicotine residue, long for it when not available, straining the nerves and find money to buy them. Enough. All these negatives outweighed the so thought enjoyment.
The useful suffering of getting rid of the habit was better than the useless suffering of smoking.
You want to do something, do it. If you are not doing it, ask yourself, why you are not doing it? You will find the answer belongs to one or two excuses in the list above. That awareness will be sufficient.
Once you are aware of the excuse, you can tell yourself ‘Why not ?’. Try it once and see how it works.
I am closing this topic here.
Not sure, how effective this has been