An excuse is nothing more than contemplation. Yes, we contemplate what we cannot do. We contemplate what we do not have, and we contemplate why we cannot have it. Now let’s take a look at what contemplate means in its simplest terms; contemplation is the continual use of your thought process. Our thoughts are the very things that begin the process of manifestation or materialization just as a seed begins the process of a flower.
The process of ridding ourselves of excuses is easy, but because we like to complicate things most of us will not take the time to put it into practice. To rid ourselves of excuses we must learn to practice contemplating what we intend to manifest and then to simultaneously detach from the outcome. It’s what I like to call being committed to the process rather than being addicted to the outcome. Aristotle said “Contemplation is the highest form of activity.” Therefore as we habitually sit and contemplate our justifications, our excuses become more powerful than the action that we may want to take.
Dr. Wayne Dyer listed 18 excuses that most of us use in our lives that keep us from being our true selves, and he accompanied the excuses with an affirming statement to counteract the excuse. Dr. Dyer suggests that as the excuses arise in our minds that we practice counteracting them by speaking the affirmation immediately. This is what I like to call “retraining the brain”, because it is our dominate thoughts which is our point of attraction. Having said all of this, we must first be aware of our thoughts in order to counteract them. Become the diligent watcher or observer of your thoughts, and then you will be able to move into the affirmations listed below:
Excuse 1: It will be difficult
Affirmation: I have the ability to accomplish any task that I set my mind to with ease & comfort.
Excuse 2: It’s going to be risky
Affirmation: Being myself involves no risk. It is my ultimate truth and I live my life fearlessly.
Excuse 3: It will take a long time
Affirmation: I have infinite patience when it comes to fulfilling my own destiny.
Excuse 4: There will be family drama
Affirmation: I’d rather be loathed for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
Excuse 5: I don’t deserve it
Affirmation: I am a divine creation, a piece of God. How can I be undeserving?
Excuse 6: It’s not my nature
Affirmation: My essential nature is perfect and faultless; it is this nature that I return.
Excuse 7: I can’t afford it
Affirmation: I’m connected to an unlimited Source of abundance.
Excuse 8: No one will help me
Affirmation: The right circumstances and the right people are already here and will show up on time.
Excuse 9: It never happened before
Affirmation: I am open and willing to attract all that I desire beginning here and now.
Excuse 10: I’m not strong enough
Affirmation: I have access to unlimited assistance. My strength comes from my connection to my Source.
Excuse 11: I’m not smart enough
Affirmation: I’m a creation of the Divine mind. All is perfect and I am a genius in my own right.
Excuse 12: I am too old or I’m not old enough
Affirmation: I am an infinite being. The age of my body has no bearing on what I do or who I am.
Excuse 13: The rules won’t let me
Affirmation: I live my life according to the Divine rules.
Excuse 14: It’s too big
Affirmation: I think only about what I can do now. By thinking small I can accomplish great things.
Excuse 15: I don’t have enough energy
Affirmation: I feel passionately about my life. This passionate feeling allows me to move on and gives me energy.
Excuse 16: It’s my personal family history
Affirmation: I live in the present moment by being grateful for all my life experiences as a child.
Excuse 17: I am too busy
Affirmation: As I un-clutter my life, I answer the calling of my soul.
Excuse 18: I am too scared
Affirmation: I can accomplish anything I put my mind to, because I know that I’m never alone.
When we rely on our excuses, what we are really doing is allowing our false self to contemplate the very things that we do not want. Which is why the very things that we do not want are those that come to us so quickly and frequently? This is the Law of Attraction at work, and it’s working whether we believe it or not.
Listen to this and see if you have any excuses after hearing it:
If you are ready to develop yourself, your business and your life into what you desire… then read “Excuses Begone!: How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits” by Wayne Dyer today!
To Your Success,
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