Sunday, March 17, 2013

Reasons or Excuses?

Challenges are opportunities in disguise!

There is no excuse for not knowing. Knowing and not doing only leads to frustration. Never use the excuse of “I don’t know.” The information age is already behind us. Excuse is the breakfast of the nonachiever. Most of what we think of as a valid reason for not doing something is simply a blatant excuse. Are you full of reasons or full of excuses? You cannot be full of both. Often the excuse we give for not taking action is the reason why we should act. Do you come alive when faced with challenges or do you come up with excuses for not doing what needs to be done?

1.      Embrace the challenges in your life. Fear tells you what to do next.
2.      Nothing meaningful and lasting comes without a strong work ethic. Don’t fall for the quick fix mentality or excusitis.
3.      Be the one to take the lead. Go the extra mile; sweat the small stuff and the big stuff alike.
4.      By facing the big challenges you will motivate others to do their part. Help others do what they think they are not capable of doing.
5.      Even the skeptical, cynical and pessimist wants to succeed. Everyone wants to feel like they are controlling their destiny, not being controlled by it.
6.      Success and significance is a choice. The formula and the principles of success are known. Study those who have succeeded in life. Success in predictable, unfortunately so is mediocrity.
7.      Small victories build self-esteem.  A string of small victories builds a champion. A string of big victories creates a significant life and a legacy for centuries to come.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others!
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)
Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy)

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