Considering this blog is titled “A day in the life of…”, and I missed a day means I’m already off to a bad start here but, I’m not giving up this time. Usually I would have used that as an excuse to just quit all together. I would have never even opened the site again until something lit a fire under me, and I had the motivation to make this the best thing you ever read! Yeah, I was that bad. I still can be but, I’m more aware of it now. I know to tell myself, “Okay, so we’re just going to make an excuse or nah?” I usually feel guilty for telling my own self, “YES! I’m making the excuse!” So, I stopped. I identify and eliminate. When you can identify your weakness, excuse making, you are going to eventually overcome that weakness. It gets easier.
I thought all day of what I would even write. Then I had a conversation with someone and it lit that “fire” under me. Have you ever talked with someone and they had a problem for every solution? You take what they have and start rattling off ideas, or what they could do, where they could start.. and every single time you give out something, they shoot it down. Straight out the sky. Hey, you could.. no I can’t. What about? NOPE! You could always.. Can’t, won’t, never can ever happen.. Usually it doesn’t bother me as bad as it did that day. Annoyed was an understatement. I simply walked away and went on about my day. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Then I had to stop myself. I was once that person. I made an excuse for me, you, her, that person over there.. I still made one yesterday when I told myself that I didn’t know what to write about so I’ll just not worry with it. That was not the promise I made to myself. I made an excuse to cut out on something I promised to myself. If you can’t keep a promise to yourself, who can you keep promises to? I am still a work in progress. I have BIG dreams. I will sit here and tell you that I have given myself every reason there could be to not even try. How sad is that? Paige, you won’t even TRY?! Today, I woke up and decided that I am making a few promises to myself today. I refuse to break those promises. I refuse to keep making excuses for what I just can’t do. I will only talk about what I can do. It might not be exactly how I imagined it but, I will at least TRY.
This read could possibly be a waste of time for some, a little inspiring for others, a wakeup call, or just absolutely brilliant! I like the last one best but, I know I’m learning. I’m refuse to give up on something I know I love to do just because it takes a little time to be great at it. So, I’ll end with this, I challenge YOU. STOP making excuses. You have to TRY! Start with the first time you catch yourself making that excuse.. think of it like this. It might not work out that way but, if I do it this way it could possibly work out just fine. If I just TRY. 🙂 TRY! TRY! TRY! No more excuses!