Several years ago, Dr. Wayne Dyer wrote the book entitled, Excuses Begone! In it, he refers to excuses as mind viruses that prevent us from moving forward in our lives, and offers new thoughts we might use to replace them.
Below are all the excuses he mentions, and the positive alternatives we can use to help debug them from our system.
It will be difficult
I have the ability to accomplish any task I set my mind to with ease and comfort.
It’s going to be risky
Being myself involves no risks. It is my ultimate truth, and I live it fearlessly.
It will take a long time
I have infinite patience when it comes to fulfilling my destiny.
There will be family drama
I would rather be loathed for who I am than loved for who I am not.
I don’t deserve it
I am a Divine creation, a piece of God. Therefore, I cannot be undeserving.
It’s not my nature
My essential nature is perfect and faultless. It is to this nature that I return.
I can’t afford it
I am connected to an unlimited source of abundance.
No one will help me
The right circumstances and the right people are already here and will show up on time.
It has never happened before
I am willing to attract all that I desire, beginning here and now.
I’m not strong enough
I have access to unlimited assistance. My strength comes from my connection to my Source of being.
I’m not smart enough
I am a creation of the Divine mind; all is perfect, and I am a genius in my own right.
I’m too old (or not old enough)
I am an infinite being. The age of my body has no bearing on what I do or who I am.
The rules won’t let me
I live my life according to Divine rules.
It’s too big
I think only about what I can do now. By thinking small, I accomplish great things.
I don’t have the energy
I feel passionately about my life, and this passion fills me with excitement and energy.
It’s not my personal family history
I live in the present moment by being grateful for all of my life experiences as a child.
I’m too busy
As I unclutter my life, I free myself to answer the callings of my soul.
I’m too scared
I can accomplish anything I put my mind to, because I know that I am never alone.
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