You Don’t Need Anything Else: No More Excuses

10 tips to Success

5 ways to Succeed

A book of self-discovery

Discover what you were meant to do

Time Management

And on, and on, and on.

I have fed off every book and blog post I can get for the past year trying to figure out how to navigate a career and life transition.  I have lived off of reading blog posts filled with tips to discover what I was meant to do, and how to do it.  I have read and read and read and you know what.  I just need to live.

All the books, blog posts and articles have given me insight and direction.  Yet at the end of the day I just need to take action and live.  I don’t need some magical event to happen to give me what I need to live life.  I just need to do it.

I want to write, create beautiful decor in my home, find new hobbies, as I face mid-life, learn how to live a great life after raising kids, and find a new career.  I found that the best way to do that is to take steps everyday to do those things.

No more excuses.

I don’t need to read another post, buy another self help book, or read another article.  Though I will and those things help me.  I need to take action.  As I take action I find my direction, my calling and discover what this time of my life is about.

Here is what I am doing this weekend to take action, and to stop making excuses.

  1. Painting our family room.  We have been in a mid-life funk for too long.  It’s time to get this house ready to sell, and I am starting with painting the family room.
  2. I am writing.  It’s my hobby.  I don’t know what it means or where it will lead.  I am just doing it.
  3. I called a college yesterday to talk about getting a master’s degree.  I will talk to them again on Monday.  I don’t know what it means, or if I will do it, but for now it’s a step I can take to navigate this career and life transition.
  4. I have conversations with others going through the same thing as I am.  I found some mid-life mothers and we talked.  Well we griped, but we talked.  It was an action step.  Get out and talk to people.  It was encouraging and gave me ideas for how to handle mid-life.
  5. Life after kids?  All the above applies.  It just feels great to take action versus reading about what to do.  Life already feels better.  Thinking and reading about it all the time gets me down, but taking action moves me forward.

I don’t know where this will all lead, but I know it’s leading somewhere.  I know if I sit too long in this recliner reading and thinking I will get no where.  I have to act.  No more excuses.

What can you do this weekend, and next week to move forward?  You don’t need another blog post, or article to get you moving.  You just need to move.

Now get up, and go.

Marcy Pedersen


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