Becoming a Mom has been amazing. No doubt about it. However, it did bring with it some brain-fuzz (baby brain I guess “they” call it) I could have done without…that’s for sure! Since Oliver was born I have started to write probably about 10 to 15 blogs posts here. Started being the keyword! If any of you had my password you could have some great reads in my drafts section. Lots of half-inspiring unfinished thoughts. Things happened. I lost my train of thought. A diaper needed changing. The laundry called my name. Tons of excuses I could go on and on about. Some very “legitimate” and real, some…well, not so much.
Which leads me to this post. Enjoy. Long overdue, for sure.
Among my drafts there are various working-titles. Varying widely from friendship, marriage, character, adversity quotient, parenting, the past, sacrifice and so on. All great topics, had I finished them. But for now I will work on excusitis – the failure disease. I recently started re-reading The Magic of Thinking Big. This is where chapter two comes into play; excusitis. Those of you who have read the book understand, the rest of you should pick it up the next time you are looking for a book that can change your life for the better (one of many).
In The Magic of Thinking Big, author David J. Schwartz, Ph.D, outlines the four most common forms of excusitis as: Health, Intelligence, Age and Luck. Each of which engulf our every excuse-related thought. Think about the last excuse you made (or in your mind its probably the “reason” why you did or didn’t do something).
Let’s overcome excusitis together. How you ask? Take action, refuse to worry about things out of your control, talk positively, find the bright side of everything, reframe your thinking. Try it with me. It won’t be easy, but I assure you it will be worth it!
Stay tuned for upcoming posts that are more inspiring and thought provoking.