OK, I wasn’t planning on another blog post today.  Frankly I don’t have time for it.

But I just ran across something that literally moved me to tears — a short video about an 8 year old kid named Adam.

Adam plays one of the toughest positions on the little league field…and he does it with only one leg.  (Because of cancer, he had his left leg amputated when he was only one).

Honestly, I was so overwhelmed after watching this, I felt like I’d been punched in the stomach by an 8 year old reality check.

And then, frankly, I just felt overwhelmingly impressed to stop right in the middle of my very busy day and share it with anyone who’s willing to take it in.

I’m a believer in providence and Almighty sovereignty.  So I’m betting there’s probably someone else out there reading this right now, who frankly needs to see this (and get punched in the stomach by it) just as much as I did.

So here’s the video (below).  Please take a quick moment to watch it.  Then read my comments below it, if you dare…

Ok, so literally tears welled up as I watched this…

…and was hit in the gut by the reality that I’ve made every pathetic excuse in the book at one point or another (and believed them) about what’s been holding me back from achieving a number of things that are high on my important list.

Things like:

  • Spending more/better time with my girls
  • Having a more consistent quiet time with God
  • Exercising & eating healthier
  • Getting my cholesterol under control
  • Making better decisions with my time
  • Getting things done, ON TIME
  • Not procrastinating anymore
  • And the list goes on.

So what are your pathetic excuses?

What is it that you want so darn badly, but let yourself believe you’re being externally held back from reaching?

Said another way, who or what are you blaming (instead of yourself) for not overcoming the obstacles in front of you?

Stop making excuses.  Excuses are for losers! 

Look at Adam.  Adam’s not a loser.  Not by a long shot.  And if he can do this, then you can do far more than you allow yourself believe, don’t you think?

Stop making excuses.  Stop it!  Now!

P.S. If you have any thoughts of your own, I’d love to hear them in the comments below. And thanks for a moment of your valuable time.  I can’t tell you how much I love doing this blog. 🙂

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