God Helps Those Who Help Themselves

No Excuses

ADHD, bad luck, poor timing, and life is not fair, are just a few of the thoughts crossing my mind when I justify why I have not reached my goals. Reality says I am not going to win the lottery tomorrow. Just like my body does not respond well to eating jelly donuts and sitting on the couch, my mind needs to avoid loafing and taking the easy way out of things. I want someone to give me easy answers, but the truth is, while some may be simple, there are no easy answers.

Some people naively use faith in God as an excuse to push self-accountability into the backseat. Have you ever done something really stupid and then, when facing the consequences you started praying and promising God you would do better next time if he would just get you out of trouble this time? I am embarrassed to say I have been guilty of this more times than I care to admit, but I don’t do it anymore. Regardless of your beliefs about a higher power, I am here to tell you this is not the spiritual modus operandi.

For the most part, each of us determines our destiny/fate/luck or whatever you want to call it. In his book First Things First, Steven Covey uses an urgent/important time quadrant that should be familiar to everyone. We should siphon every drop of wasted time and funnel it into planning the next step for things that are critical to achieving personal, spiritual, professional, and academic goals. Quit procrastinating and do some mental exercise. Join me in my cause to make the world a better place. Do what you know needs to be done… now.