No Excuses | Victor Benoun

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I told you last week as I started with my goals for 2016 that number 1, I want to be happy. That’s how my goal list for 2016 starts. And now it is filling in a bit with accomplishments I want to experience that are consistent with being happy so I am being very selective.

What I am finding is that I am being very choosey about what I am including. I am not writing things down just for the sake of it to fill up space. I am looking for goals which I have an emotional attachment to and want as part of my life.

Here’s why: all the filler is nothing but just that; filler. It doesn’t really matter to me if I do these things or not. That’s where the danger begins. Because when there is no emotional attachment or real excitement for what you are doing it’s easy to make excuses as to why you did not do them. Before long a good portion of your goals can look like an excuse log, and that can stop you dead in your tracks because you are now focusing on everything you did not accomplish and feeling bad about yourself.

Now, don’t confuse an excuse however with starting something new. Whenever we start something we are unfamiliar with, we may experience hesitation or fear or concern. It’s just because we are experiencing something we haven’t done before, but don’t let this become an excuse. Don’t let the “I don’t know how” to stand in your way and stop you from doing what you truly want. If we don’t do new things our lives will never change.

My suggestion is to focus like a laser beam on a few things which are of major importance to you and go for them. Don’t let anything stand in your way. I know that’s easier said than done, so if you are looking for a little inspiration watch the attached video of Jean Suk, a one-legged dancer performing on So You Think You Can Dance. He went for his passion and is an international sensation. He does what he loves, is passionate about it and has no excuses.