The following is an excerpt from a book by Peter McWilliams.  I discovered this fabulous work on the Net.  If you have a chance I highly recommend taking a peek at it.  The entire book may be found at
Do It! Let's Get Off Our Buts.

 

~ Reasons or Results ~

In any given area of life, we have one of two things: reasons or results - excuses or experiences, stories or successes, justifications or justice.

We either have what we want or we have ironclad, airtight, impenetrable reasons why it was not even marginally possible to get it.

We use one of the most powerful tools at our disposal - the mind - for our disposal. Rather than dispose of the barriers to our dreams, the mind disposes of the dreams.

In the amount of time it takes for the mind to invent a good excuse, it could have created an alternate way of achieving the desired result - rendering excuse-making unnecessary.

But, alas, as John Kenneth Galbraith pointed out, "In the choice between changing one's mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof."

 

Peter McWilliams
Do It! Let's Get Off Our Buts
Prelude Press


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