Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Excuse Me?

by Kris Pitcher

Remember the other day when the world was supposed to end? Everyone was having blowout parties and going out for one last celebration...and then we all woke up the next day and everything was fine.

If you're looking for an excuse to do certain things, you probably shouldn't be doing them. It's one thing to be festive or to capitalize on a marketing opportunity but to just get hammered because the calendar is supposed to end seems a little off to me.

I'm honest with you when something is my opinion, and this is certainly a case of that. I listen to people talk a lot about why they cannot do particular things. Why they can't control what they eat. Whey they can't find time to exercise. Why they drink in excess. Why. Why. Why.

All of it is excuses for wanting to do what you want to do. And this is why I don't recommend resolutions. If you don't want to make changes...don't. Change is difficult. Doing things differently than you've done them in the past is uncomfortable. It. Takes. Work.

But here's the thing. Stop saying you want one thing, then doing another. You don't have to say those things if you don't truly want them. No one wants them for you. We don't expect you to say them. It's perfectly fine for you to do what ever you like. No harm, no fowl.

The fowl comes when you verbalize you want one thing, and then you do another - followed by the diarrhea of excuses. Not necessary.

It's tiresome for you too. The facade is no fun. The truth is, you don't have to be like any one but you. You don't need to appologize or make excuses. Just be you. Be accountable. And accept who you are as a result. Excuse me? Not this year!

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