One of my major missions is to spend time around people who are living well. I want to be around people who inspire me, who are succeeding in areas of life I’ve yet to master, and who thrive in all aspects of their lives. When I meet and talk to people like this, I always notice that they’re all lacking one thing: excuses.
Obstacles yes, excuses no
What’s even more significant than their lack of excuses is the fact that in many cases, they had huge obstacles in their way when they began, and often at many points along the way. Sometimes, they’re facing a trial currently, but somehow still succeed despite it.
What I’ve realized is that these men and women are not exempt from the difficulties that you and I face from day to day; rather, they have adopted the attitude of an overcomer. Instead of trying to accomplish things, and then giving up when it gets hard, these people just keep working. They’ll try one idea to improve their life (health, marriage, career, etc.), and if that idea didn’t work, they’ll seek another solution. Whatever roadblocks come up are seen by them as temporary—just problems to be solved.
Don’t Be Normal
During the time when normal people, who have given up after the first few tries didn’t work, are loudly broadcasting all their excuses for why they couldn’t win, overcomers are still working. They know what they want, they’re willing to reach out to mentors for advice, and above all they keep trying until they attain the result they set out for.
What area of your life do you desire new success in? Will you be willing to take on the attitude of an overcomer and pursue a thriving life? The resources to reach your potential are all at your fingertips, and the only question that remains is what you will do!