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Build A New Life Today!

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No More Excuses!
Controlling Your Destiny by Overcoming Excuses That Block Your Success (Part 9 of 9)

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Choose your Reality Carefully

As I was preparing this program a couple of quotes that align with proactiveness, with the ‘no excuses’ mindset, with the champion’s mindset came to me. I collect quotes. I have hundreds and hundreds of them. I have books of quotes. I really like quotes.

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale said, “A positive thinker does not refuse to recognize the negative, he refuses to dwell on it.” Positive thinking is a form of thought which habitually looks for the best results even in the worst conditions.
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Get Over Your Negative Crap!

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No More Excuses!
Controlling Your Destiny by Overcoming Excuses That Block Your Success (Part 8 of 9)

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Use your Mind Body Connection

Dr. Carl Simonton spent his life assisting cancer patients by teaching them how to use the power of their mind-body connection to beat cancer.

He said the two most detrimental emotions, the ones that get in the way of beating cancer, are anger and worry. He talks about this in some depth in the groundbreaking book he wrote 30+ years ago, Getting Well Again. If you’ve never read it, read it. It applies to all of us.

He talks about cancer; he focuses on that because he’s an oncologist. But the principles apply to heart disease, to staying healthy, to getting through having the cold or flu, it applies to your health overall.

I once heard Dr. Simonton discuss how the fight or flight chemicals that are released when you’re angry or afraid, when you’re worried, anxious, under pressure block the chemicals that heal you and the hormones that support health, longevity and energy. Dr. Simonton went on to say it’s crucial that we give-up worry and anger.
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If You Don’t Make a Choice – They Will!

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No More Excuses!
Controlling Your Destiny by Overcoming Excuses That Block Your Success (Part 7 of 9)

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You Make The Choice

There is no more self-empowering statement than, “I did this because I chose to do this.”

Write this down and put this in multiple places so you think and say it over and over. “I did this because I chose to do this.”

It’s not good or bad, it is not right or wrong. Just ‘I did it because that’s what I decided to do’. Own it. Step up to it. It was your decision, right or wrong—your decision. You did it because you decided to do it.

How would you like to live longer? How would you like to have more energy and look the way you really want to look? It really isn’t that tough. It might be a bit of a challenge but it really isn’t as hard as a lot of people think it is. There are a few things you need to do. You need to have reasonable nutrition. Not perfect, just reasonable.
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Don’t Be a Victim of Your Own Mind!

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No More Excuses!
Controlling Your Destiny by Overcoming Excuses That Block Your Success (Part 6 of 9)

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When you think about that magic vase, go find yourself a mentor. Somebody who can help you grow that skill.

Plan your next step. Learn. Listen to CDs. Read articles. Watch videos. Take the information and apply it. Take the information you get from friends, mentors, study, your mastermind group and help yourself move up to a whole other level.

What is one simple action you could do today to move you further down the path of action to achieving your goals?

Then, what could you do tomorrow? Could you take one more action? And what about the day after that, one more action? And the day after that another, and another and another? No more excuses. You start making a plan. You see where you want to go. You begin to build the steps and then you take the action. Today, tomorrow and the day after.
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Quit Wishing — Start Succeeding!

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No More Excuses!
Controlling Your Destiny by Overcoming Excuses That Block Your Success (Part 5 of 9)

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Yes You Can (If You Practice)

One of my children, Nick, has stuck with his music. Everybody in the family’s rather musical, whether it’s singing or playing instruments or whatever. But Nick is really an exceptional guitarist. He can play many styles of music.

At a gig his mother and I went to a while back with his band, we were sitting and listening to the band play and it was in between songs. I heard a guy, sitting next to us with a friend of Nick’s say, “Boy, I wish I could play like that.”

My son’s friend glanced over at me. I looked at him and he kind of had a smile on his face because he and Nick had known each other for years. And he said, “Well, if you practice two, three, four or more hours a day like Nick does you probably will be able to play that well.” And both of them laughed. How true of a statement that is. Are you willing to put in the time necessary to be that good of a guitarist? Nick does.
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Don’t Let Them Beat You

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Controlling Your Destiny by Overcoming Excuses That Block Your Success (Part 4 of 9)

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Practice Makes Mastery

Excuses, reasons and justifications block achieving your goals because they are a way of trying to wriggle out of ownership. You are what you are and you have what you have because of what you’ve chosen to do or not do up to this point. That’s not good or bad. It’s not better or worse. It’s just what is.

You’ve probably heard people say, “Oh, that boy stole a car. It’s because he had a bad childhood.” Well the bad childhood may have had something to do with it but it’s basically an excuse. That’s not why he stole the car. He stole the car because he’s making poor choices. It’s wrong thinking. It’s poor decisions.

Do you think there’s ever been another kid that grew up in extreme poverty, who was abused, who maybe had a tough time in school, who didn’t even have enough food to eat, who would never steal a car under any circumstance? Do you think there’s maybe a whole lot more of those? Don’t make excuses for people who have problems. It’s poor choices, it’s bad thinking.
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Stop Making Excuses

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No More Excuses!
Controlling Your Destiny by Overcoming Excuses That Block Your Success (Part 3 of 9)

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Excuses Are Self Perpetuating

These are reasons for excuses, and they generally lead to keeping on making more excuses—because like produces like. You make an excuse you need to make another excuse. It just goes on and on. It’s rather self-perpetuating actually.

Whereas results come from a decision and an action to do something, create money, better sports performance, increase your happiness, lose weight, learn a new skill, take up a new program, whatever it is, excuses lead to excuses. Decisions lead to results. A decision is a choice of focus and action, leading toward the achievement of a goal.
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Broken Windows Can Be Fun

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No More Excuses!
Controlling Your Destiny by Overcoming Excuses That Block Your Success (Part 2 of 9)

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Action on Purpose

I am the proud father of four children. And those children have broken windows. One of my children broke more windows than all the other three put together. It was all accidental. At least I think it was all accidental. That’s what I was told and I tended to believe Ryan.

The other day he and I were talking about this and we were laughing about all the windows that had been broken, usually from baseballs more than anything else. He learned a lesson from me. I always told my kids, “If you break something just tell me as soon as you can and you won’t be in trouble unless of course you broke it on purpose.”

Now if you did it on purpose, then you’re in trouble. But if you come and tell me it’s fine, we’ll take care of it. I might not be happy but it’s not a big deal. You just have to tell me what went on. We’ll take it from there.
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