Nick Vujicic, Bethany Hamilton, and No Excuses
by mtbeau1955 | on April 15, 2012
Nick Vujicic and Bethany Hamilton Have No Excuses, So What’s Your Problem?
Excuses, as they say, are a dime a dozen. Everyone has one, but for those that have MADE IT in life have one thing most others don’t; the strength and will to kick them to the curb and say “no excuses for me anymore”.
Bethany Hamilton, whom I believe most people know, is one of those sorts of people. If you don’t know who she is (where the heck have you been?)
she is a champion surfer that lost her arm to a shark attack while surfing on Halloween night (how ominous is that?). Even though she thought that she would never surf again, she told herself “no excuses” , the perseverance and strength she had inside of her kicked in and wouldn’t let her quit.
When she finally made that decision to start surfing again, she lit into it with a vengeance, and knew it wouldn’t be easy, but told her dad that she didn’t need easy; she just needed ‘possible’. She has gone on to surf in many competitions and teach others to surf as well. She is still very active in the surf scene and is a huge motivator to others.
So have you told yourself “no excuses”, and if not,
I have to ask, “So What’s Your Problem?”
Nick Vujicic Was Born a Problem; Or Was He??
So you think you have a problem, and have the right to say “to hell with no excuses”?!
Were you born with all your limbs, fingers and toes? Were you born with a vestigial tail or eleven fingers?
Excuses are just another form of fear that we manifest within ourselves to make up for our inability to do something. When we finally get to the ‘no excuses’ stage and face our fears, those excuses just disappear. Nick Vujicic was a man that was born into excuses, with no arms, no legs, and parents that were shocked into disbelief.
But that didn’t stop him; it just slowed him down until he figured out how to do things. No excuses to Nick are just that, NO EXCUSES. He has not only inspired millions of people and given them hope; he has received back as much hope as he has given. He learned how to swim, drive his own boat, and even learned how to surf thanks to Bethany Hamilton.
And recently, he even got married to a very beautiful woman.
So Is No Excuses Still a Problem For You?
I don’t know what kind of problems you might be having in your life, but they are just fears that we harbor within us to convince ourselves not to do something. Accept no excuses from yourself or anyone else, and you will see how much things will change.
Do you know what fear stands for; False Evidence Appearing Real?
Say them out loud to yourself, and face them; ask yourself why you are afraid. Is it a problem with your job? Are you afraid to tell someone how you feel? Do you need a better income, or a better car, or a bigger home? Just tell yourself “no excuses”, and let go of the fear, because it isn’t real.