First off, Congratulations to the graduating class of 2016! What a huge accomplishment! No matter how long it took you – you did it! Especially during a time where going to school was way to expensive, colleges and programs were impacted, and the cost of living continued to rise – you overcame adversity, late night studying, papers, waking up early and going to sleep late – it’s a great feeling after all that hard work to finally be able to say “I’m done!”
We attended one of my best friends graduation this past weekend and we celebrated not only being able to walk across the stage – but we celebrated her. She has come a long way, and everyone around her saw how much hard work and dedication she puts into achieving her goals. You really can’t help but to want to celebrate that! She overcame adversity, she remained standing when people continuously tried to pull her down, she remained strong and is one of the strongest, hard working, single moms that I know and everyone should learn from her. I’m proud to call her one of my best friends. We’ve grown up together. I wasn’t around as much after high school and throughout my college career – but what she’s done definitely did not become unnoticed and I look up to her more than she knows.
Which leads us to the real question of today’s topic – what’s your excuse? Every day is a struggle. Every day someone is faced with a reality to get up and do something. To face their fear – to let go of every excuse they have – and just get it done. No matter what the goal they are reaching for is. The journey is the best part but one of the greatest feelings in the world is being able to accomplish something you’ve worked so hard to get to. Rocks may be thrown at us, words can bring us down, there will always be those people that are going against us – that don’t think we can achieve it, that will always bring negativity our way that would want to force us to give up.
And then, there are those people that will forever root for you. Your greatest support system. The people that want to see succeed. The people that will pull you up when you are down and lift you up when you are stuck. There are the people that will walk across fire with you. Those are the people you do it for. Those are the people that will be at the finish line waiting for you and cheering you on. Do it for them. Pull every excuse out of your vocabulary, throw it away. There’s a reason why you started. Don’t give up. The finish line might be closer than you think. Take it one step at a time. Get rid of those negative people in your life and focus on the positive. Have no excuse. Work towards your goals… YOU CAN DO IT!