Life Happens…Lose the Excuses!

The clamor of chaos follows the frenetic face of frustration and it’s not even noon yet! Sounds like your day? It was mine at 9:00 a.m.! Forget lunch…meetings, followed by conference calls and a myriad of email to boot. I finally have moment to breathe - yippee - I then realize it is 6:00 p.m. Where did my day go?

Overwhelming, isn't it? Do you have similar days? Weeks go by, turning into months. Have you ever said, “I’ll call”, “Let’s do lunch” and “I always have time for you”, but are your words and actions really in sync? Are you guilty of making these statements over and over? How many friends and family members are you ignoring in the process of managing your life?

In one of Aesop’s many fables, we are told of a boy, who fictitiously cries wolf on more than one occasion. When the wolf really appears, the villagers ignore the boy’s cry based on past behavior. Are you “the boy who cries wolf” with words and empty promises? Do you use life as your excuse for not keeping in touch?

In the technological world in which we live, there are no excuses! Email, voice mail and text messaging enable us to keep in touch using minimal time. Actions really do speak louder than words. In fact, actions yell integrity, loyalty, consideration and respect. Empty excuses, could have, would have, should have and my favorite - I’ll try - are not acceptable, period!

Be true to yourself and to others by letting your actions speak louder than your words. Life happens to all of us…lose the excuses!


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