I know I haven’t blogged consistantly in far too long and I apologize! I miss it terribly. We are scheduled to get Internet in my apartment next week so finger’s crossed I’ll be back to sharing too much information you never wanted to know in no time!
Today’s post is short but powerful. My work buddy Hal (Hi Hal!) lent me a copy of To Be a Runner by Martin Dugard and despite the fact that I am only 40 pages into it I can already tell it is going to be a necessary addition to my bookshelf.
Ready for something deep?
“Excuses always lead to a reckoning. We find reasons not to take that first step out the door, just as we find ways to be-or not to be-our best. Weakness, doubt, and fear are parts of the human condition. Facing them instead of fabricating an elaborate rude to sidestep them-hoping to avoid them but ultimately carrying them in our hearts and mind and psyche until they whittle away at our being-give us a direct route to hope and dreams. Along the way, we reap all those other by-products that make suffering a tonic for our souls.”
Excuses are an all too powerful source that I find myself relying on like a crutch. In the moment, when we want something more than anything it’s easy to draw upon an excuse as a means of justification. But you and I both no that giving in it’s the quickest way to get nowhere fast. I needed this kind of reminder today. I hope it helps you too.