Ditch the Excuses
If you’ve ever used excuses to avoid taking action on something you wanted to do, you were likely laboring under an illusion.
Excuses can seem incredibly strong and valid at times, to the point where we end up believing they are absolute truth.
However, excuses can not only cause us to miss out on a few opportunities, they actually have the power to destroy our lives if we let them.
“I don’t have the talent…”
“I wouldn’t be strong enough…”
“I’m too old…”
“I don’t have enough time…”
“I don’t have the money…”
“I don’t have the brains…”
“I’m not good at…”
“It would be too hard…”
“It’s nearly impossible for someone like me…”
How many times have you said things like this? They are excuses, plain and simple.
Starting today, take a good hard look at your own excuses. Are they really true, or have you been fooling yourself because it seems easier than shattering the illusion?
If you question the beliefs you hold about yourself and your capabilities, you might be surprised to learn that you’ve been held hostage by excuses. But since YOU formed the excuses, you can easily dismantle them too, one step at a time, one faulty belief at a time.
“If you really want to do it, you do it. There are no excuses.” - Bruce Nauman