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.
When we continually talk ourselves out of doing things we want to do, we create a powerful downward spiral of decreasing opportunities, dwindling abundance, and diminishing self-respect. Ultimately we end up being an empty shell of the person we could have been.
Don’t let your excuses destroy your life! Excuses are for weak-willed individuals who have no desire or willingness to grow and develop themselves. They have talked themselves out of creating the lives they truly want, and they will not budge from where they are right now unless a life crisis forces them to.
Is this you? Or would you rather be someone who laughs at limitations and faces their fears head on?
If you are in the habit of buying into excuses, you probably utter phrases like these often:
“I can’t . . .”
“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.
Here’s the worst part: even if an excuse actually holds some merit, like if you really don’t have enough money to go back to school or start a business – the excuse itself prevents you from even TRYING or working toward the goal in some way. Just because you don’t YET have the money, time, talent, courage, or whatever . . . does not mean you won’t have it at some future time. It doesn’t mean that you can’t save up until you have it, or work on it little by little.
Here’s the good news: if you refuse to believe in excuses, they suddenly cease to be true.
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.
When you begin doing this even in small ways, you begin to develop greater strength and empowerment within yourself, and your whole life will begin to shift and change in miraculous ways.
No one writes about the weak. No one longs to emulate the weak.