I Am The Only One That Stands In The Way

by Robb Sutton

I am the only one that stands in the way of what I want.

It isn’t my bad luck.
It isn’t people that just don’t understand.
It isn’t that I am so busy that I just don’t have time right now.
It isn’t the competition.
It isn’t that my ideas are bad.

It is procrastination.
It is self doubt.
It is the lack of action.
It is the excuses.
It is me.

No one is going to give me anything.
If I want something bad enough, I have to go get it.
Nothing great comes without sacrifice.
Those that hold their hands out for the freebie..always will be.
Hard work and dedication breeds success.

It is up to me to make my own success.
It is not up to the guy down the street.
This is my journey.
These are my goals.
And this is my life.

I will not stand in my own way.


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krissy knox October 16, 2009 - 11:38 am

I love this. Thanks for reminding me.

Robb Sutton October 16, 2009 - 8:53 pm

I was reminding myself too! Thanks Krissy.

Elie Kochman October 16, 2009 - 12:07 pm

Nice – very well put. There’s an old saying “If I am not for myself, who will be?” and I think you have put this into modern terms quite well.

Robb Sutton October 16, 2009 - 8:54 pm

Thanks Elie…that quote is absolutely relevant. I remind myself everyday that the more I am myself and not who people think I should be or want me to be…I see the most success.

Living Documents October 16, 2009 - 3:39 pm

Nice clean work. I will put you as a link to my site.

Chris October 16, 2009 - 3:39 pm

Robb, I’ve struggled to motivate myself to make big changes lately. Thanks for the shove in the right direction.

Robb Sutton October 16, 2009 - 8:54 pm

Sure thing! This was my shove too…

Rob October 17, 2009 - 8:35 am

Great words of inspiration Robb. You really know how to motivate people with your words of wisdom and I like that. This really pushed me in the right direction to a more better mind-set!

Bob Bessette October 18, 2009 - 2:26 pm

It is so true that no one is going to give us anything. I think if all of us had this mindset there wouldn’t be as many people in this world looking for handouts. People who are physically able should be out there working hard trying to make it on their own. Hard work never hurt anyone and may just pay off!
Great post.


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