most all of us have heard them,
but more importantly...
most ALL of us have used them!!!
As I am approaching my 53rd birthday,
I have begun to feel the "sting" of age creeping up on me....
especially when I get worn-down and tired.
In moments of exhaustion, frustration, and overwhelm,
I've caught myself several times recently thinking of
excuses for why things didn't go like I wanted.
Almost instantly- our MINDS can go to
* I've been working so hard and I didn't have time
or * I can't do things like that
or *I don't have the money to do that
or * I'm too old for that
BUT.... today, I got to hug and visit
with Anne Lorimor,
who is now officially
The Guinness Book World Record Holder
for the oldest person EVER to climb Mount Kilimanjaro
at the age of 89.
It was exactly 1 year ago today
that I met this kind, gentle, INCREDIBLE woman,
and it was my honor
to get to visit with her today......
once again reminding and inspiring me
that excuses are ONLY as powerful as our mind lets them be!
There are people all over the world
who have accomplished things that others would feel impossible.
WHY is that?
Neuroscience will tell you it's because of a MINDSET shift.
I know.... many of you are thinking,
"You just don't know what I've been through,
or you just don't understand my life"....
and you'd be right- I DON'T.
But... I do know this:
There are people with no arms or legs who swim and run marathons,
There are homeless people who become millionaires,
There are people who have suffered unimaginable abuse
who grew up to live productive lives,
There are people who have been alcoholics
for most of their lives who stop drinking,
and..... if there was 1, then there can be 2.
So, let's all make a vow to learn a lesson from Anne Lorimor,
and STOP MAKING EXCUSES.
Yes, it will be hard.
Yes, it will likely hurt....
and Yes, it may cost you something.
But, of all the things I have learned
along this journey into how the brain works-
THIS ONE is at the top of my list:
We are what our MIND believes we ARE!
Henry Ford said it best,
"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - You're RIGHT!"
May we all move into the final month of this DECADE knowing that what we THINK we can do in 2020 is all a matter of how we use our excuses.
Staci is a one-of-a-kind mix of JOY and Neuroscience who is teaching people all over the world to BUILD a BETTER BRAIN by using Gratitude to create a BRIGHTER future. She has a Master's Degree in Educational NEUROSCIENCE and 25 years of teaching experience where she developed a reputation for being able to uncover potential in others like no one else could. Let her teach you how to live a HAPPIER Life by using the neuroscience of GRATITUDE to rewire your brain and build a better future!