Get Your But Out of the Way

Get Your But Out Of The Way dan skognes motivation blogger speaker teacher trainer coach educatorI am sick and tired of your “but.” Have you ever tried to reason with someone that has a “but” problem? It is next to impossible to talk to someone who is determined to make excuses for bad behavior and poor choices. If you are going to make excuses, then any old excuse will do…and it is almost always accompanied by a big “but.”

Have you thought about going back to school?  I would…BUT….

Have you considered a marriage counselor? I have….BUT….

Have you considered getting in shape?  Of course…BUT…….

Why don’t you go to the Doctor?  I would….BUT….

Why don’t you start saving for that instead of charging it?  I thought about it…BUT…

Why don’t you forgive them? I would….BUT….

Have you considered turning your life over to God? Yes, BUT……

The list goes on and on. You and I have probably used our buts way too much. We need to get our buts out of the way and quit making excuses. Ask yourself:

  • Is what you are doing glorifying God? If not, quit it! 
  • Is what you are doing hurting you or others? If it is, quit it!
  • Is what you are doing going against common sense? If it is, quit it!

It is pretty simple: get your “but” out of the way.  You will either make excuses or you will make a way.  If it is important to you, you will find a way to make it happen. If it isn’t, you will continue to make excuses. Don’t let your “but” keep you from fulfilling your God-given destiny.


Dan Skognes




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