Day 5: No More Procrastination

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.

~ Florence Nightingale 

Accountability and expectations; two things that go hand in hand.  Two concepts that contribute directly to the level of success a person achieves, as well as those around them.  Today’s inspirational quote refers to both.

When I think about the successes I’ve had in my life, both personal and professional, I can honestly attribute that to my No Excuses attitude.  I apply this mindset to not only myself, but those who are in my life as well.  It’s a hard line to toe, but it provides a catalyst for people to step up and take charge of their lives, even if we slip up every now and then.

For example, like my post today, I talk about how I don’t meditate three times a week, as prescribed by my doctor.  I don’t make excuses for that.  It’s simple.  I am being a lazy ass, not to mention, stubborn.  No excuse.  I don’t do it.  Even though I know I should.  Even though I have plenty of time to get it done.  Meditation is not a priority for me at this juncture of my life.

Still, I should set the expectation high for myself.  Make it a demand I thrust upon myself.  Commit to meditating as required.  Rise above my petty laziness and stubbornness.  I should just do it.  I should care enough about myself to meet that expectation.

In honor of the words I’ve posted to this reflection, here is my commitment.

Starting tonight, I will meditate every other day.  I will take accountability for my health.  No excuses.  I will do it.

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