By Molly Patrick
Jul 11, 2017
We all have them (trust me …I used to have a LOT of them).
But here’s the thing about excuses…
They keep us stuck. They make us victims. They distract from the bigger, harder issues that need attention, care, and love.
Sometimes the line between excuses and perceived reality is confusing.
Let me make it clear.
Anything that you really, really, really want in your life that is within your control of getting, is absolutely possible.
All of the reasons that go through your head about why you don’t have what you really, really, really want, those are excuses, my love.
The problem is, most people don’t trust how powerful and fully capable they are. And so instead of taking responsibility for their life and taking action, they continue to give their power away, along with a bunch of bullshit reasons (aka excuses) why they can’t get their shit together and have the life that they so desperately want.
Today I’m giving you a kick in the pants love letter for the next time excuses start to crawl into your brain. Here goes (with lots of love).
This whole story that you tell yourself over and over again about not being able to FILL IN THE BLANK is bullshit and it’s a mechanism to keep you stuck. And while being stuck doesn’t generally seem like a good idea, there are lots of comfy cozy reasons to stay stuck.
I don’t know your reason for staying stuck. Maybe you don’t even know. That’s okay, it’s not important. What IS important is that you start telling yourself a different story and you start today.
I will fail.
I don’t have enough money.
I don’t have enough time.
I can’t cook.
It’s too late for me.
It runs in my family.
These are the cards I was dealt.
My family isn’t on board.
It’s time to shut that shit down and put those excuses nigh’ nigh’.
You are a grown ass person, fully capable of taking care of your beautiful self in the best possible way.
In your life, you have achieved impossibly hard things. You have overcome struggles that you had no idea how you would make work. And you have faced challenges with grace, grit and strength. You are a strong, beautiful, capable, powerful force of a human and NOTHING can stand in your way… unless you let it.
So don’t fucking let it.
You have one life. This is not a dress rehearsal.
Pick one place to start and do the damn thing. When excuses start running through your head about how and why this will never work, tell them to shut the hell up, and move forward. Keep going. Put one foot in front of the other. And don’t you dare stop until you reach whatever it is that you really, really, really want.
And when you reach it, claim it like an unspayed female cat during mating season, give yourself a bear hug and a sloppy kiss and decide on the next thing you want in life. And begin again. As long as you are relying on you, you can have whatever you want in this big, beautiful, messy, perfectly imperfect world.
You don’t have to fail.
You have enough money.
You have enough time.
You can cook.
It’s never too late.
It doesn’t matter if it runs in your family.
Fuck the cards you were dealt, trade them in for new ones.
Who cares if your family isn’t on board, do this for yourself and let them eventually follow.
Life’s hard, get over it and do the damn thing anyway.
Can I get a mother fucking high five?
I felt that! Now go sign up for our weekly Plant Fueled Meal Plans and handle your business! Do you have a habit of making excuses? Talk to me in the comments below.
Today’s recipe is beautifully simple and just as delish. Slather it on a crisp green salad, and show your gorgeous body who’s boss.
- 1/2 cup raw shelled sunflower seeds, toasted (70g)
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- 1 garlic clove peeled and left whole
- 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
- 1 teaspoon brown rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Coconut Aminos
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup water 175ml
- Heat a skillet for 2 minutes on low heat. Add the sunflower seeds and toast for 4 - 5 minutes, stirring frequently so they don’t burn.
- Add the toasted sunflower seeds to your blender, along with the rest of the ingredients (tahini, garlic, yellow mustard, brown rice vinegar, Coconut Aminos, salt and water), and blend until super creamy and smooth.
Wishing you a happy week. May it be filled with bringing your excuses to the post office and shipping them far, far away.