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Mint Principle: NO EXCUSES

09/23/09 – 3,488

Food Journal – Yes

Good morning Mintdom!

Low step count yesterday because I did not walk in the morning.  Today is another story though.  If I have not said it before, I will say it now:  There are many benefits for writing a blog, and one of the most important comes from feedback.  Yesterday, I said that I would try to get my exercise / steps in after work.  Obviously that did not happen.  What DID happen however is this little note; it helped me get out of bed this morning!  I am SO writing this quote down on a 3×5 card!

May these words from my 11 year old daughter be of encouragement … (as I wake her up for an EARLY swim practice…3:45am..)

“My mind says ‘yes’ and my body says ‘no’ …I feel so much better when I listen to my mind…!!!!”

~ Katelyn ~ (11 years old)

This morning, Katelyn’s quote rang in my mind, and I got right out of bed!  Katelyn is right, I feel SO much better this morning.  This also points out the need for all of us to take charge of ourselves.  There is only one person that is responsible for the quality of our lives – that person is you (me).  If I want to be successful in anything that I choose to do, I need to take full responsibility for my life – NO EXCUSES!  This was a difficult concept for me to grasp when I first heard it, but I have learned over the years that it is the truth.  I can give you countless of success stories of people that you would think had hopeless situations. A story of a young girl that went from homeless to Harvard, or a homeless man that slept in a public bathroom with his young son that became a Wall Street Tycoon, or a young man who owns several companies, travels and speaks all over the world, who was born with no arms and no legs.  We cannot change our circumstances.  We CAN change our minds and our choices.

“You must take personal responsibility.  You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.”

~Jim Rohn ~ American’s foremost busienss philosopher

If you read Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles” book you will see this theory in action.  It is a fantastic read, and I use it as a workbook!  It is now available in paperback. Or visit and sign up for Jack’s FREE 21 day mentorship course.

Jack Canfield's The Success Principles
Jack Canfield's The Success Principles

AffirMINTion:  I choose to take 100% responsibility of my life – NO Excuses!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

Life is good!

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