What are excuses? Excuses are rationalizations we make to ourselves about people, events, and circumstances.They are invented reasons, stories we create to defend our behavior, to postpone taking action or simply as a means of neglecting responsibility.
There are many reasons why people make excuses. In fact, everyone has a variety of reasons for making them. However, we mostly make excuses for the following key reason.: FEAR
Fear traps and locks us away in the confines of our comfort zone. However, for the most part, fear is very much misunderstood.
Our fears typically emerge due to a lack of understanding, information, resources, experience or perspective.
If for any reason you lack in these areas, you will naturally struggle with self-confidence. As a result, you will fail to take the necessary actions that could help move your goals forward. You will, therefore, tend to make excuses for your life and circumstances. All you’re really doing is creating the illusion of security.
If you don’t challenge yourself to reach new heights, you will never really know what you’re truly capable of.
Focus on Solutions and Opportunities
When making excuses, we often focus on problems, regrets, and on things that just didn’t work.
With this in mind, to get rid of excuses from your life, you must instead begin focusing on solutions, opportunities, and on the things could actually work.
It’s a simple shift, but if we keep this in mind while making excuses, it will immediately transform our perspective of the situation at hand.
There will always be forces and circumstances outside of your control that will test and challenge you, but as Theodore Roosevelt once said, the person who makes up their mind to be great must “not only overcome a thousand obstacles, but win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.”
Decide that nothing will stop you and focus on never giving up. Feel the power you have over your life and own it.
Establish high-definition goals, put a detailed plan in place to get there, and let nothing stop you from executing that plan to completion — no matter the setbacks.
| Experience the hard-earned triumph of high achievement, and enjoy the journey getting there.
Success starts with refusing to make excuses, no matter what. Stop looking for justifications and instead focus on the one thing that you can control, yourself.
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