Quit your excuses. Reach your dreams. Everyone has an excuse for some area of their life. Mine has been, “It’s too hard!”
What excuse are you willing to quit? Are you willing to move beyond yours?
Are you willing to be a beginner? Are you willing to experience the different and the difficult?
Take advantage of them!
Who you are or where you’ve been doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is each time you get off track, you begin again. Continue to grow. Drop your excuses. Do what you need to do. Today.
Go ahead and fail. The wonderful thing about life is that we can always shift our perception and choose to begin again.
You fear failure.
You lack self-confidence. Build your courage muscles. Take small steps to prove to yourself that you can! Failure is a stepping stone to success. Fail often.
I was never afraid of failure, for I would sooner fail than not be among the best. ~ John Keats
You lack faith in yourself.
There is a saying in AA, “Trying is lying.” Try to get out of your chair. Just try. You’ll discover that you either get out of your chair or you don’t. There is no trying. Trying is lying.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. ~ A. France
You lack commitment.
You’re a procrastinator. Don’t put off your life. Each day is precious. If not today, when? The only way to get over your fear is to get through it. Begin now.
All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible. ~ Orison Swett Mardan
I don’t have the money.
You’re not ready.
How much do you spend on food, drinks, fancy coffee, gadgets, or clothes? Create a savings plan. Invest the money you save in something that will take you where you want to go.
We spend money that we do not have, on things we do not need, to impress people who do not care. ~ Will Smith
You won’t push yourself.
Turn your fear into excitement. Did you ever watch the swimmers at the start of an ironman or triathlon? Olympians are afraid. They are fueled by fear and they use it to their advantage.
You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith. ~ Mary Manin Morrissey
I have a real job.
You’re unwilling to go the extra mile.
How do you spend your free time? Do you waste time by investing it in gaming, watching TV, porn or (fill in the blank)? Create boundaries. Replace a bad habit with a good one or get help for an addiction.
Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes…but no plans. ~ Peter F. Drucker
I don’t have any experience.
You don’t give yourself enough credit.
Everyone has life experience. You only need to apply it to other areas. Enhance what you already know. Take a class. Learn a new language. Watch YouTube videos. Figure it out. Ask for help!
All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind. ~ Martin H. Fischer
I’m not an expert.
You’re not disciplined.
You become an expert by doing. According to the 10000 Hours Rule to become an expert at any craft, you need to practice for 10000 hours.
How many hours have you already invested? How many more do you need? If you spend 3 hours a day, you need 10 years and if you spend 6 hours a day on your craft you only need 5 years. Don’t give up. Overnight success is a myth.
Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced. ~ John Keats
My family will think I’m crazy.
You need the approval of others.
Be crazy! Who cares? This is your life. Don’t waste it. You have talent and wisdom. Use it. Chances are your family thinks that you’re crazy anyway.
Lean too much on other people’s approval and it becomes a bed of thorns. ~ Tehyi Hsieh
It’s too hard.
Your not willing to put in the effort.
Of course it is! Get a mentor. Join a support group. Stretch yourself. Decide to succeed no matter what. Act as if your happiness depends on it. Make hard fun. Laugh at your mistakes and enjoy your journey!
If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you. ~ Louis D. Brandeis
What’ your favorite excuse? Are you ready to move on? Please share!