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    What You Should Do With Those Deadly Excuses...

    My son will be 2 years old in less than 4 months. Yet and still, he hasn't mastered the art of sleeping through the night---every night.

    He sleeps through the night most nights.  However, every couple of weeks, he will wake up 3-4 nights (really, mornings) in a row.  The time he wakes up varies--- sometimes it's an hour after he goes to bed--- most times it's 3am.

    The party really gets started for him at 3am.  He wants to sing + talk + eat bananas. 

    My husband and I work nights in the studio, so sometimes we are just getting to bed at 2am or 3am. We also have a 7 year old, 2nd grader, that needs to be up by 6:45am.  So, you can imagine the kind of mood we are in when my son decides to party.

    The other night, I came up with at least 10 excuses for me to sit on the couch and watch reality TV--- instead of taking care of the house and working on my business.

    I was operating on only 4 hours of sleep + my head was hurting + the kids were in bed early (for the 1st time in a week) + I worked really hard the week before...

    I mean, if you have read my excuses, I'm sure you can see that my excuses were actually sort of valid.

    Being tired + in pain--- alone--- are good reasons to chill a bit.  But, just because my excuses were valid, didn't mean I had to take them on.

    That night, I took 2 pills + cleaned up my kitchen + threw a load of clothes in the laundry--- and wrote the script for this week's video.

    Check it out!


    I am no super woman.  I decided to stay up that evening and work so that the next day wouldn't be overwhelming. 

    I decided to take control of my life + make the best choices I could because I didn't want to end up like so many others I knew.  I could not have done any of it... if it wasn't for God's grace.

    You have the same choices I have.  You can make stuff happen in spite of your excuses or you can do nothing because of your excuses--- however valid they may be.

    What choice will you make?

    Can you relate to this video? Have you been making excuses? I want to hear your answers in the comments section below. Let me know what your excuses are AND how you plan to opt out of them.


    Until next time Loves...

    Reader Comments (2)

    I have been dealing with this for quite some time now. A good friend bought me a book called "Excuses Begone" just to help me. I have an excuse for not doing everything. Your question was how many excuses did I use today? Hundreds! SMH. I will keep reading and your show was helpful also. Love Ya!

    April 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJuWana

    That's a good book Juwana.

    The thing is, the moment you realize ALL of the things you could experience, ALL of the joy you could be feeling, and ALL of the accomplishments you could have under your belt is worth the trouble, your excuses won't stop you.

    What "could be" will be worth the trouble :-)


    April 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNakeia

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