Excuses are the explanations we use to justify continuing in the same old ways. Many of the excuses you use have been with you since you were a very young child, and they very likely so cemented into your consciousness that you actually have come to believe they are all true.

However, I would like you to keep this one thought uppermost in your mind as you make an effort at the beginning of the year to rid yourself of these tired excuses and take on an entirely new attitude about who you are capable of becoming and what you are capable of achieving.

Don't believe everything you think. Remember the famous words spoken by Lao-Tzu some 2,500 years ago: "When you correct your mind, everything else will fall into place."

All excuses are in the mind. I urge you to follow these four guidelines as you work toward an excuse-free year.

Think Awareness

I use this example from the teachings of the New Testament: "With God, all things are possible." Now, what does that leave out? All things means all things. Excuses are thoughts that tell you what you can't do, how difficult something will be for you, that it will take too long or that you don't have the luck or the ability to create the life you want. By thinking in awareness, you correct your mind and allow all the things you need to show up in order to have your life work the way you want it to. This kind of thinking will remind you that you do exist in a place where all things are possible. I encourage you to apply this consciousness to all of your old thinking habits.

Try aligning yourself with these affirmations in place of their old excuses:

Excuse: It will be difficult
Affirmation: With God, all things are possible.

Excuse: I'm too busy.
Affirmation: With infinite patience, I produce immediate results.

Follow the rest of Wayne's guidelines


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