March 11 – No Excuses

There are four small creatures wisest of the wise they are—ants—frail as they are, get plenty of food in for the winter; marmots—vulnerable as they are, manage to arrange for rock-solid homes; locusts—leaderless insects, yet they strip the field like an army regiment; lizards—easy enough to catch, but they sneak past vigilant palace guards. Proverbs 30:21-23 NKJV

Want to know the difference between an excuse and a reason? I will come back to that in a minute.

It’s not the case every time, but it happens a lot of the time. I meet someone whom I admire their achievements and successful Ideas. And they are short! It’s become comical to me anymore.

Growing up, tall was what we all wanted to be. And if you were one of the unlucky ones who had “vertically challenged” DNA molecules flowing around your growth plates, you tended to get picked on.

Truth of the matter, it has never really mattered in the grand scheme of things how big a person was on the outside. It was the heart and will residing on the inside that counted.

Nature is full of examples and mini-marvels that warrant wonder. But any “achiever” I know, small, medium, or large has a particular common code of conduct: to them, there is no such thing as an excuse and thus, there is no reason to discuss their inabilities.

So what there’s plenty of food at the supermarket…fill the cellar anyway!

So what you don’t make a lot of money…save up and build a home anyway!

So what there is no one to tell you what to do…make a decision anyway!

So what if somebody more popular is singing your song…you sing it anyway!

Don’t wait for the sun to come out or the “fair police” to come to your aid. You are here, you are able. And that’s reason enough!

Lorenzo

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