What are you waiting for? I ask about your dreams. I wonder what it is delaying you from starting that project or “top priority” that you keep pushing off and procrastinating on.
We should seek to destroy excuses. The “I don’t have the time” lines. “I’m not good enough” or “I don’t have enough experience.”
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” –Theodore
if you find yourself feeling cheated, down on your luck or worse yet, that your time has passed, then you’re deluding yourself. You’re cheating yourself out of precious time that can be used to jump-start the venture that leads you to the life you are destined to live.
Those who live now and are in the present are always most likely to succeed. Their built in advantage is simple: they live in the moment and they maximize the value of their time.The most important part of productivity is focusing with maximum energy, attention and efficiency on what you have in front of you in that moment.
Let me tell you what I’ve learned through many defeats, mistakes and failures:
We are given runway in life. That runway is called, time. We can choose to use this time wisely or we can fritter it away. We can choose to be honest with ourselves, live a noble life and make the world a better place. We can choose to live in fear and let fear destroy us. Fear makes us find distractions and procrastinate.
I find that when I’m about to take big steps in life, the ones that are bold and filled with energy, I get anxious. Though, I’m truly not afraid to fail. I’m confident and buzzing with nervous energy. Yet there is the fear of taking that step. Fear of the moment I’ve been waiting for that’s finally here. If I never try, I’ll never know. I’ll stay right where I am. Then, doubt will set in.
Each time I’ve taken that step forward, despite fear and despite worry, I’ve come out better on the other side.
People can be incredibly creative when it comes to thinking of excuses. We often used them to get out of situations that seem difficult and unpleasant, or something that is causing us fears and anxieties.
Sometimes we use excuses simply because we do not want to commit to something, or maybe because we are lazy and like to procrastinate instead of doing something. Each and every one of us has done it, in one way or the other, in every aspect of our lives.
You need to understand that the more you use excuses, the harder it will be to get things done. They become your new reality, one where you are too afraid to try, or you are simply too lazy to do something.
Once you are aware of this and you accept it as a negative influence over your life, then, it is time to make some changes.
Driven by the reasons why we make excuses, we need to find the proper ways to stop doing that. Therefore, if you are stuck in your comfort zone, the reasonable step would be to try and get out of it. Of course, this is not as easy as it sounds, but it’s not impossible.
Let’s go over some things that you need to practice if you truly want to stop with the excuses.
1. Embrace Fear and Failure
That’s something that is bound to happen sooner or later. So, instead of constantly being alert about it, make sure that when it happens you are ready to get up and try again.
2. Don’t Overthink
It’s the first mistake that we do when we are confronted with a decision. Therefore, we tend to overthink things, until we give up and make an excuse instead. Take a risk and trust your gut feeling.
3. Don’t Compare Yourself to Others
You are your own person and you should embrace that. People can say whatever they want, but as long as you are content with yourself, you won’t be needing any excuses.
4. Change Your Habits
Your habits dictate the course of your life. The better they are, the less you’ll be using excuses in your life. Once you start changing your life, you will see a massive difference and you will feel much better.
5. Stay Realistic
To get rid of the excuses, you need to have goals. But, as I previously said, keep them realistic and attainable. Even small goals can bring you huge changes. The key is to keep trying and to not give up.
6. Stop Blaming Others and Take Responsibility for Your Actions
It’s no one’s fault that things are not working the way you want them to. It’s your fault and the result of your own behaviour. You need to accept this and take responsibility instead of dwelling on your own mistakes.
Don’t let your “later” become “never”, or your “maybe” to become a “no”.
The sooner you realize that you have the potential to make things right and lead a much better and fulfilled life, the better it will turn out for you.
Stop making excuses,start building yourself,the time will never come back….