Stop for just a second, take a look around you and ask yourself if this is the quality of life you were hoping for. If you answered ìNoî, then my question to you is ìwhy not?î ìWhat are you doing to change your life?î Most people who have been asked what theyíve done to change their lives say ìitís no use becauseÖ..î and so it goesÖ. excuses Newsrector.

But it doesnít have to be that way. The first step in getting out of the rut is to stop making excuses and assume responsibility for the quality of your life. You can change your life situation today. How do I know? I know because others have done it. There will always be obstacles, but none that canít be overcome. The only requirement is the desire to change. Mark Twain once said ìIt’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.î If your ìwant toî is strong enough, you can achieve almost anything you set your mind to.

The second step to getting out of the rut is step out in faith and, as the Nike commercial says, ìJust do itî. There is no time like the present to change course. You might not succeed the first time, but you must keep trying. Success will come with persistence. Remember the old saying ìToday is the first day of the rest of your life.î Donít worry about making a mistake. Albert Einstein once said ìAnyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.î

So step out. Take a chance, and as William Durant, the founder of General Motors said ìForget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.

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