Letting go of Excuses

Excuses are driven by fear and negative emotions and hold us back from realizing our desires in life.  We all have excuses about things. However,  if you do want to create a great life,  it’s important to become a master at letting go of Excuses!

Think about all the things you would like in your life.  Now think about all the excuses you make for not having them! Do any of these sound familiar?

  1. I am too busy
  2. I don’t have enough money
  3. I don’t have the time
  4. I don’t have the relevant experience or qualification.

 Your Excuses are just Fears!

Very simply put successful people and entrepreneurs do not make excuses or accept them.  If you do listen to your excuses,  you’ve already accepted defeat and failure, you’re probably in denial, or what’s worse is you are possibly lying to yourself.

Letting go of Excuses

A start to changing your habit is to write down your excuses you tell yourself on a regular basis.

Identify them and this can help you to recognize your pitfalls and fears. Next time a situation arises where you’d usually use one of your excuses, change the statement to a proactive one that makes you take back control of your destiny. Practice this habit and replace all the excuses you make and you’re on the right track. And don’t accept excuses from others either. If you’re not going to crave for humungous successes in the end, why would you tolerate lame responses for lackadaisical behavior?

It’s time to stop worrying what others think!

Moreover, our fear is very often driven by the concern of how others perceive us to be. We spend too much time thinking about others, which we could be utilizing in acting positively towards our goals. That’s not to say we should all become egocentric, selfish megalomaniacs that have no consideration of others whatsoever. It just means stop worrying about what others think and get on, and, do whatever you want to do.

Create the Exact Life you Want

One of the problems is that many of us don’t actually know what we like to do. We end up in jobs that weren’t on our career option lists and get bogged down with the day to day routines. So take time out and schedule yourself some time to think about your likes. What do you enjoy, what makes you happy? Find yourself and when you’ve discovered who you are, you won’t worry about the opinion of others and then just do it. The quicker the better; be quick to act before your fear exaggerates. Don’t dwell on what could go wrong, focus on what could go right.

Lisa Phillips is a Sydney and UK based Life and Confidence Coach.  She is also the author of ‘ The Confidence Coach’ 


Letting go of Excuses

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