Sunday, February 26, 2012

Let's Stop The Excuses! Right Now!

Have you met those people who constantly moan and groan about everything in their life? You said "Good Morning" and they reply with a sneer or state "What's so good about it?"

Perhaps it sounds familiar and you are one of these people. Well, it is time these people quit their 'pity party' and realize it is they who have made their own reality. We all have choices, each and every second of the day and it is no one else but ourselves who make a decision. It is not the boss, your mother, your friends, or the universe who is stacking the cards against you - no - it is you.

You may wonder how I can say this. By observation - by looking at my own actions and coming to the realization that if you take responsibility for your own actions, then life does get easier. I didn't say better but easier.

Okay, it is morning and you can either drag yourself out of bed with a grimace on your face or jump out of bed looking forward to a new day. Take a moment to smile and reflect on the moment - sipping your morning coffee or eating that bowl of oatmeal. Get in the moment and taste what you are eating and enjoy it. This will start your day off on the right track.

So it is Monday, well personally I think Monday has been given a bad rap. Think about it. Monday is the start of a new work week for most people. Why not decide to enjoy what you are doing, be it answering phones, working out in the open or cleaning offices? Take pride in whatever you do and perform your duties the best you are able. Don't sit and count the minutes until the day is over or you will miss the experience of engrossing yourself in your work.

And if work is merely a means to receive a paycheck, then do that work well but allow yourself the time to enjoy what you love - it could be music, writing, sports - whatever. When you do so, you will no longer have that excuse that work is getting in the way of your passions in life.

Please, please, please greet others as you meet them each day. You don't know what a friendly smile or hello may mean to someone else. It could make their day and you'll feel great just by the gesture.

It is up to you to form your own life, no one else. So take charge and live life instead of merely existing. Take hold of the moment, the second, the experience.

It may change your entire attitude. Give it a try. What have you got to loose?

Written by Monica Brinkman,
Author, Radio Host, Columinst

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