. . . because the dog ate my hopes and dreams.Posted on Jul 26, 2011 | 11 comments
Here is the funny thing about people and excuses.
Those people who really have excuses - they never use them.
Those people who have all the opportunity in the world - hmmmmmmm.
Think about it.
What excuses do you hear on a daily basis where you live?
It's too hot.
My car died.
I have kids.
I don't have enough money.
I don't like it.
I'm not qualified.
I need a better one.
I'm too old.
Taxes. The Boss. Insurance. Family. Pets. Your Bad Back.
Isn't it enough already?
Everything I have or haven't done in my life is my own doing. I have no closet of excuses where I can hang up my failures.
And I can't say I have known many people who can honestly say different.
I live in the free world. I can complain about my government and gas prices all day, but neither are the cause of my inability to accomplish anything. In the free world we can all do whatever we want.
We can run up student loans and go to school for 20 years. We can buy a big house and take 30 years to pay off the mortgage. We can have 8 kids. We can work a job and hate our boss forever instead of trying to find something else. We can drink ourselves silly. Get fat. Get skinny. Get old. We can watch ex-football stars dance like clowns on TV. We can live in the woods and grow our own food. We can ride a bike to work. We can worship anything and everything. We can travel the world with our kids for the rest of our lives.
Did you know if you get pregnant with your second child in China the government will force an abortion?
Did you know if you homeschool in Germany you can go to jail?
Did you know women can't drive in Saudi Arabia? They can drive forklifts at work, but it is illegal for them to drive the forklift backwards. What??
Some people do have excuses.
But we have people in the free world who have excuses as well.
There is Erik Weihenmayer who is blind and still managed to climb his way up Mount Everest.
Chet Dyreson who is paralyzed and yet he built his own wheelchair which he drove across America for charity.
And what about Olive Riley who was blogging away and posting videos on You Tube at 107. So much for it being a generational thing.
We have all had our runs with bad luck. We have all had reason NOT to do something. But in a free world, with so much opportunity, I just can't find a good reason to make another sorry excuse.
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