Decide to.

“In the old days we did the news well. You know how? We just decided to.”—Charlie Skinner, The Newsroom

This quote grabbed my attention as I watched the final episode of the HBO series The Newsroom 2 weeks ago.

It has nagged at me since then.

Today, I watched CBS Sunday Morning and their segment on “excuses”: what they are and why and when we use them….and, how often we use them.

The 2 seemed to fit together, and inspired this post.

As you look towards 2015:

Decide to do your best.

Decide to help others.

Decide to forgive people.

Decide to forgive yourself.

Decide to think more positive thoughts and less negative ones.

Decide to take risks.

Decide to be resilient—to get back up no matter what.

Decide to have more faith–especially in yourself.

Decide to invite beauty into your life.

Decide to have less guilt about the past and worry about the future.

Decide to enjoy the here and now.

Decide to invest in yourself.

Decide to stop blaming everyone else.

Decide to stop making excuses and start taking responsibility with 1 simple and powerful first step:

Deciding to.

 

Copyright 2014 Michelle Kerrigan

Quote from The Newsroom, copyright HBO

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