Make Excuses or Make Changes

Make Excuses or Make Changes

Whether I’m writing music, ideas for my books, or writing my blog, I always find inspiration through reading. The reading seems to spark something within, and good things seem to happen…..that’s where this blog title from today comes.

Make Excuses or Make Changes.

It seems the 2 hardest things to do is to accept change and make change.  And it’s always easy to make excuses.

Change takes effort, but being the same does too, it’s just masked in the comfort of its previous repetition.  It, the sameness is the norm, but even the norm happens from effort. For the ‘norm’ to happen, there must be some doing.  For some reason we just seem to take the default effort as; it is what it is.

Personally, I’m extremely conscious of my ‘now’ effort and it’s effect on my future……I know from what I do today I can predict my future. Cause and effect. Thinking of my life as an object in motion.

I could have a lot of regrets thinking back on my past, missing opportunities that presented themselves and not making opportunities when I could…but, I’m too busy living in my present. Thank goodness!!!

Making Excuses seems to come natural. Imagine something as simple as saying ‘yes’ when asked to help someone and we can come up with an array of excuse.  My favorite come from my ‘Christian’ acquaintances, ‘I’ll have to pray about that’. Hmmmmmmm  I don’t recall Jesus ever saying that!!  But, it does sound real ‘spiritual’ doesn’t it.  I’ll revisit that at another date.

Making changes, changes our world, seeing our world in a different way leads us to changes.  I’ve been here for the better part of 60 decades and I’ve seen lots of changes….small and large, quick and slow, good and bad…..  But for me personally when it comes down to it change will take place in my life whether I want it to or not. No, not in a fatalist way.  Change, when it presents itself in the form of opportunity should always be taken, rather than change being forced. The change from opportunity gives me the chance to control, while the other (being forced on me) doesn’t play as well. The chaos from the later seems to not work in my favor while the opportunistic change lends to a much more pleasurable outcome.

Right now I’m embracing change…..it’s a change of choice, a change with an envisioned future, a positive change with a positive approach.  And I’m keeping an eye out for the disguised excuse…..since it’s a part of me…..honesty with one’s self is an important aspect of change and a lot more for my life.

I figure, if I keep doing I’ll get done.

Make excuse or Make Changes……changes, make changes.

Peace, Love, and Beaches,

John

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