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2016 is the Year of No More Excuses

2016 is the year of no more excuses.

Is is the year of pushing forward through the fear.

Of making 1% improvements every day.

Of creating the future.

Of pushing past the past hanging around where it doesn’t belong.

Of letting go of all the reasons why not.

Of embracing all the reasons to be.

2016 is the year of accepting my capacity to succeed at whatever I set my mind to, and so to set my mind.

It is the year to see doubt for what it is: opposing belief that I can choose to put off.

It is the year to see hope for what it is: confident expectation in what is good becoming real.

It is the year to see faith for what it is: trust.

It is the year to tear into pieces the floodgates of Can’t, Could, Should, Shouldn’t, Have to, Need to, and Must as out surges love.

The year to walk away from all my self-criticism.

The year to mount up on wings like an eagle, to walk and not grow weary, to run and not faint.

This is the year to Go.

To leave behind all my shame.

It doesn’t matter what did or didn’t happen in the past.

It doesn’t matter who I have or haven’t been.

It doesn’t matter what I have or have not.

What matters is who I am:

On my feet.

And moving forward with every step.

Who’s with me?

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~ Howard Thurman

6 Responses to 2016 is the Year of No More Excuses

  1. Love this!

    I enter 2016 with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. Mostly excitement, though touched with doubt’s ghostly fingers. I know my own mindset is often my worst enemy. Do you have any tips or techniques for sustaining your resolve through the long months?