What's your excuse?

Over the years, likely without your conscious knowledge, you have adopted self-limiting beliefs that are quietly mucking up your best efforts for personal growth. If you pay close attention to your self-talk, these beliefs will reveal themselves in the form of excuses.

The truth is, if you really want something, you will find a way. If you don’t, you will find an excuse… and then you will live with that excuse every day of your life.
This is precisely what makes so many of us unhappy.

I speak with hundreds of clients and blog subscribers (subscribe here) every month, and this one self-defeating behaviour always rears its ugly head eventually – excuses, excuses, excuses. And I’m not above the excuses either. I catch myself making them sometimes too. But that’s the key – we have to catch ourselves before our excuses become hopeless regrets.

So let this be your wake-up call.

Stop making excuses for why you can’t get it done and start focusing on all the reasons why you must make it happen.

NO more negativity. NO more laziness. NO more quick fixes. NO more blaming others. NO more “I’ll do it tomorrow.” NO MORE EXCUSES!

Here are 7 common excuses that losers use…

1.”It’s too late.” – It’s never too late to live a life that makes you proud. If you don’t learn anything else from this post, learn that. We get one go at this life. There’s no age limit on changing your course, and to settle in and be stuck in a life that isn’t making you happy is a tragic waste.
Honestly, it’s never too late or too early to be who you are capable of being. There’s no time limit – you can simply start and stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. You can make the best or the worst of it. It’s up to you, so make the best of it. Do things that shock you. Feel things you’ve never felt before. Spend time with people who help you grow. Live a life you’re proud of. And if you find that you’re not, have the courage to make a change.

2.”I’m not good enough yet.” – Rubbish! Do your best and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. If you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, and changing the world for the better. We can’t make anything valuable without making mistakes. Not a painting, not a relationship, not a career, not a life. If you wait until you have it all figured out to try, you will be waiting forever. Do It Now!

3.”I have way too much to lose.” – In the end, you will not regret the things you have done nearly as much as the things you haven’t done. It’s always better to be left with a few “oh wells,” than a bunch of “what ifs.” It’s better to have a lifetime full of experiences and mistakes you learned from, rather than a heart full of regrets and empty dreams. Someday you will want to look back at your life and say, “I can’t believe I did that!” instead of, ” What if I’d done this or that…”

4.”I have too much baggage from my past.” – There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book. Some stories need to end before new ones can begin. Life is too short to spend at war with yourself. Practice acceptance and forgiveness. Letting go of the past is your first step to happiness today. It’s said that as one door closes another opens, but if you are spending all of your time looking at the one that’s just closed you may well miss the one that’s opened!

5.”I’ve already lost too much.” – The truth is, everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end. We’ve all gone through some hard times, and you, personally, will likely go through more hard times in the future too. But it’s worth it. It builds character and teaches necessary lessons. I can trace some of the best stuff in my life right now to things that were really hard when I was going through them. So when things seem like they are impossible, or you feel like you are never going to feel better, just know that you will eventually look back in amazement at how far you have come. Yes, it’s going to be okay.

6.”No one understands me.” – Everyone has their own life to worry about; everybody is busy. At the end of the day, no one has the time or energy to figure anyone else out. If it really matters to you that someone understands you, simply communicate and make it easy for them to do so. Stop playing games and beating around the bush. Say what you do and do what you say. (And remember that it’s not necessary that everyone understands and agrees with you all the time.)

7.”I’m comfortable right now” – The most common and harmful addiction in the world is the draw of comfort. Why chase greatness when can sit and watch Eastenders? Just pass another biscuit and forget about your future plans. NO! The truth is, growth begins at the end of your comfort zone. Stepping outside of your comfort zone will put things into perspective from an angle you can’t grasp now, and open doors of opportunity that would otherwise not exist.

So no more excuses, the only thing that stops you having what you want is the excuse you have of why you can’t have it!

Do It Now! 

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