“If it’s important, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse.”
I’ll be the first to admit, I have made many excuses. I still make lots of excuses. How many excuses do you make?
I am not enough _____.
I am not _____ enough.
I can’t have ______.
I don’t deserve ______.
I can’t _____ because _____.
It’s not my fault.
I’m not lucky.
I don’t have enough money.
I don’t have enough time.
How many of these have you used to justify inaction? How often do you excuse yourself from the possibility of failure?
How often do you excuse yourself from the possibility of succeed?
I’ve “self-handicapped” before. That’s giving yourself excuses not to succeed, giving yourself an out if you fail.
It’s so very easy to do, giving yourself those outs. It’s easy to doubt, call yourself undeserving, see yourself as inadequate, show yourself as blocked, and feel yourself as stuck.
No more brushing off compliments. Accept them. No more self-handicapping. Knock out your competition. No more doubting that you can’t have it all. Go get it. No more holding yourself back from what you want. Go live.
No…you are not excused.