I have never really been one who blames others for problems in my life. However, I am very good at making excuses/justifying my own choices and behavior. At the beginning of 2012 I declared this year the year of “JASMINE.” Over half of this year is over, and not much has changed, not much has been accomplished. The only person I have to blame for this is myself. I am not a victim, I am simply lazy. It is time for me to stop waiting for someone or something to come into my life and make it better. It’s time to face the truth…I have been lazy, unmotivated, undisciplined, lacking passion, lacking direction, angry, bitter, and lost. I feel stuck. I feel like there must be some lesson that I am supposed to be learning, which I am not, and that is why I am not moving forward. A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there. What screws me up most in life is the picture in my head of how I think things are supposed to be.
For the remainder of this year, and really the rest of my life, my motto is: “I AM RESPONSIBLE.” I am responsible for:
- My health
- My weight
- My diet
- My thoughts
- My words
- My goals
- My dreams
- My happiness
- My success
- My failures
No more excuses, no more justifications.
Everyday and in every way, I AM RESPONSIBLE. Every morning I will remind myself of the following:
I believe something wonderful is going to happen to me today! I believe that I can successfully handle all problems that will arise today. I feel good physically, mentally, and emotionally. It is wonderful to be alive. I’m grateful for all that I have had, all that I now have, and all that I shall have. Things aren’t going to fall apart. God is here and He is with me and He will see me through. I thank God for every good thing. Today is my day of opportunity. Today my faith will be bigger than my fear. I am a force to be reckoned with.