Life Happens ... Lose the Excuses

The clamor of chaos follows the frenetic face of frustration and it isn’t even noon yet! Does this sound like your day? It was mine at 9:00 a.m.  Forget lunch … meetings, followed by conference calls and a slue of email, have me glued to my desk. Whew, finally a moment to breathe - yay - then I realize it is 6:00 p.m.  Where did my day go?

Overwhelming, isn't it?  Do you have similar days?  Do your days turn into weeks, and then the weeks go by turning into months? Have you ever said, “I’ll call,” “Let’s do lunch,” or “I always have time for you,” but are your words and actions really aligned? Are you guilty of making these statements repeatedly without following through? How many friends and family members have you ignored in the process of attempting to manage 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, IM 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. The empty excuses of could have, would have, should have and my favorite - I’ll try (thank you, Yoda, for explaining why there is no try) - are not acceptable, period!

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

2 comments :

  1. Thank you for keeping in touch with me! You bring back a part of John everytime I hear from you!! Love this blog!!

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  2. I love you, too and I so very much miss your son. He gave me the gifts of joy and friendship and I was always at peace in his presence. He left me with a priceless gem, YOU!!!

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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.