Life Happens…Lose the Excuses!

The clamor of chaos follows the frenetic face of frustration and it’s not even noon yet! Sounds like your day? It was mine at 9:00 a.m.! Forget lunch…meetings, followed by conference calls and a slue of emails to boot. I finally have moment to breathe - yippee - I then realize it is 6:00 p.m. Where did my day go?

Overwhelming, isn't it? Do you have similar days? Weeks go by, turning into months. Have you ever said, “I’ll call”, “Let’s do lunch” and “I always have time for you”, but are your words and actions really in sync? Are you guilty of making these statements over and over? How many friends and family members are you ignoring in the process of managing your life?

In one of Aesop’s many fables, we are told of a boy, who fictitiously cries wolf on more than one occasion. When the wolf really appears, the villagers ignore the boy’s cry based on past behavior. Are you “the boy who cries wolf” with words and empty promises? Do you use life as your excuse for not keeping in touch?

In the technological world in which we live, there are no excuses! Email, voice mail and text messaging enable us to keep in touch using minimal time. Actions really do speak louder than words. In fact, actions yell integrity, loyalty, consideration and respect. Empty excuses, could have, would have, should have and my favorite - I’ll try - are not acceptable, period!

Be true to yourself and to others by letting your actions speak louder than your words. Life happens to all of us…lose the excuses!

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Bonnie Morét is an award-winning photographer recognized by The Georgia Council of the Arts as "an exceptional representation of contemporary Georgia art work." Her photography is featured on Georgia Public Broadcast's Georgia Traveler. Her exhibitions include Fifth Annual Exposure Awards at Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, Art Takes Miami at Scope Art during Art Basel Miami, Metro Montage XIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, World of Water at the Georgia Aquarium, Open Walls at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Wholly Georgia: A Look at the Effects of Southern Religious Culture, sponsored by the Art History League and Georgia State University, at Mint Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, 6x6 at the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester, New York, @Phonography: Dialogue in the Wireless Age, at 3 Ring Circus in New Orleans, Louisiana, and About Lands and Lives of the Civil War at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her photography appears in Modern Luxury/The Atlantan, Jezebel Magazine, and hangs in the executive offices at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Art of Georgia exhibit. Corporate clients include Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta History Center, Chanel Cosmetics, Christian Dior Cosmetics, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, PM Realty Group, Granite Properties, Road Atlanta, Patrón Tequila, Georgia's Own Credit Union, StubHub, CBM Records and The Washington Auto Show.