He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
— Benjamin Franklin
When we are stuck in life and nothing seem to move forward, we desperately look for answer everywhere. Hoping our prayer is answered in some form.
That form can be a sign, a phrase from a book, people we meet on the street, message though our dream, I do believe divine intervention comes in every form and size.
Few months ago, I received an email that shocked my system. It wasn’t a bad news but it was a kind of wakeup call I needed. Why? because I was kind of getting comfortable where I was in life.
I was in that comfort zone of not wanting to see other possibilities. The email came from Nahu – one of the wonderful women I came to admire, respect and lucky to work with in taking AWiB to the next level.
“As a great American Commentator, Erma Bombeck, once said “when I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.
I want all of us to reflect on that saying and to really internalize the meaning of it all. We are concerned more about others than ourselves. Have I used my God given talent? Should be our concern instead. I have heard most of you shrieking when I said each of us needs to sell 48 tickets to move all 500 of them and yes since we don’t have a meaningful sponsor, we need to do it by ourselves. But if we say we couldn’t because of zillions reasons that life is throwing at us, believe me we are not going to move even one. What we utter is what we act upon and get, and that is the universal truth.”
See I was one of those people who shrank giving million reasons why I won’t be able to sell those tickets. But this email turned things around, not only that I sold more than 50 tickets but it also made me think where else in my life I am shrinking? Not doing enough or simply giving excuses not to do more?
Thank you Nahu, for great wakeup call! We all need someone in our life who can hold us accountable on daily basis.
Now I invite you all to check, where in your life today are you shrinking? What is the story or excuse you tell to yourself?