For all the advice we hear about not quitting, there are some things that we do over and over again to sabotage our future. Here are five things we should all excel at quitting:
- Let’s quit placing blame. You know what it’s like. It’s always someone else’s fault; the economy, the government, my mother. The dog ate my homework. You spell blame, B-LAME. It doesn’t cure anything, create anything, or solve anything.
- Let’s quit making excuses. There are all kinds of reasons why we can’t do something. We call them excuses. And I’ve heard some doozies. I simply don’t want to be the one excusing myself from living the best life I possibly can.
- Let’s quit delaying. The Scriptures are very clear that our life is like a vapor, a cloud. It is here and then it is gone. None of us knows what a day, a week, or a month might hold. So the good we’re going to do, we at least need to start doing it now.
- Let’s quit listening to the crowd. Though we live in a democracy, remember it is a republic, which means that the crowd is almost never right. We need the wisdom of sober, saner, more experienced minds, oftentimes. Listening to the crowd may very well lead you astray.
- Let’s quit being afraid. Every day ask yourself, “What’s the worst that could happen?” If you can accept that, then launch out in faith, enthusiasm, with great anticipation that every purposeful step you take today leads you closer to your life goals.