Wayne Dyer once told me that excuses were the only bad words in his family. Which I guess shouldn’t have come as a surprise from a man that wrote an entire book on the subject with Excuses Begone. The same book that highlights this wonderful quote from the father of motivation “One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.” Something Henry David Thoreau echoed when saying ”You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”

“Now” is always more powerful than “soon” or “I wish I would have.” Today, let’s all take Wayne Dyer’s advice. Put your excuses on notice. Fire them from your vocabulary. They’ve already used up way too much of that beautiful breath of ours.

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