Excuses! Excuses! When we are late for an appointment we always blame the traffic jam. More important, when we fail to do something we are expected to do, we almost always have an excuse for it. However, if we analyze it closely, an excuse is a self-destructive alibi for having failed to do something, especially when it involves attaining a goal. We should find ways to strive to continue achieving a goal rather than resort to excuses.
Tell Your Success Story
Even a handicap cannot be used as an excuse. Many handicapped but determined people have become achievers and champions. Instead of using a handicap as an excuse, let us turn it into an asset. Let us explore this further.
A handicap need not be a reason for failure. On the contrary, a handicap can be a reason for success. Many of them can tell you their own success story.
A person with a handicap has one obsession - to lead a normal life. Depending on the handicap, a person would prefer to be as independent as possible. So he struggles and finds ways to overcome his impediment. When he is able to achieve his goal, this raises his self-esteem. In turn, he inspires others.
Everybody has handicaps in varying forms and degree. That is why, it requires effort and determination to overcome them. Handicaps can either be physical, financial, or emotional. And they can either be real or imagined.
Whenever we look at a handicap, we almost always look on the negative side only. Itís about time we take a look at the positive side of it. The positive side may be the difficult side, but itís the one worth looking into. Itís the side that is going to lead us to excel in life.
If you think your handicap is physical, like having a weak body, you can counteract this through proper diet and training exercises. As long as the physical parts of your body are intact and mobile, thereís no reason why you cannot make it strong and useful. Why? Even those without a leg (for example) can be made to walk or run normally. With the advancement of science, artificial legs can help a handicap function with great mobility.
If you thought your financial status limits your educational attainment to improve your life, think again. The school is not the only place to learn. It your handicap is financial, then the more reason you have to rise above your present status. Certainly, there are help centers to get you started even from zero level. Once you are initially warmed up with the basics of an education, the rest is up to you. Make use of libraries. Once you are educationally equipped, use your brain and come up with creative ideas to improve your life.
If you are emotionally disturbed with negative thoughts, it is like you are sitting on a chair with wobbling legs. Try sitting on a chair with sturdy legs; meaning, look at the bright, positive side of life. Put aside negativity and start thinking positively. The only one who can stop you is yourself.
Congratulate yourself if your handicap is a combination of any of the physical, financial, or emotional type. You have a success story in the making, you have more reasons to strive more to overcome them, because a double layer of perseverance results to more than double the achievement. Though the odds are greater, the reward gets much bigger. After all the efforts you have exerted, the prize of success shall be a well-deserved one.
So whatís your excuse for being not successful?
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Ronald Yip has been learning and applying intuitive and creative processes in personal, business and community life helping people to change. Visit Self Help for more info.
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