No matter what's going on in the world, you have a choice as to what you're going to create in your life. Leave excuses to the “Old You”
Trust me when I say at this point in my life I was to the point of experiencing pain and I had a strong desire to not feel this pain any longer. But instead of wanting to make the necessary changes I started to deal with the pain in a different way.
I started using excuses that I felt would prevent me from experience any more pain that would make me feel even more of a failure than I felt like I was already.
I had and used every excuse in the book and I have also heard them all from my coaching students since I have begun helping others.
It really is much easier to come up with an excuse instead of just taking the bull by the horn as we say and getting things accomplished.
What’s Your Excuse?
“I can’t give up a regular paycheck.”
“Invest? You want me to lose all my money, don’t you?”
“I don’t have any money to invest.”
“I tried that before. It’ll never work.”
“I’m not smart enough.”
“My husband would never go for it.”
“My wife would never understand.”
“What would my friends say if I fail again?”
“I’m young. I’ve still got time.”
“It’s too late for me.”
“I can’t do that.”
"I'm too busy."
“I wasn’t born with a computer attached to my umbilical cord.”
“It is easier for the younger generation than it is for me.”
Now I want you to go back and read those excuses once again. Something about these particular excuses I want you to really notice.
Each one of these excuses gives us a reason to put up a road block in our mind that will keep us from taking action that may result in pain we have experienced in the past.
We are also using an excuse that puts the blame on someone or something else other than ourself so that we do not feel bad for not taking action.
If we have experienced any kind of pain or negativity from past failure our mind will immediately begin looking for a way to prevent the pain from re-occurring when it is faced with a similar situation.
We don’t like to feel pain. Hey I am with you on that all the way. But will we go ahead and take a risk or will we just listen to these thoughts and back away from a possible negative experience again.
Remember: People don't change unless and until they experience enough pain with the way things are. Only then do we say, "Hey, enough!"
Only then do we begin to look for new ways to figure out how to think, feel and act in a different direction. Only then do we stop looking for excuses that do nothing more than set up roadblocks right in the middle of our success path and also to try and protect us from the previous experienced pain, so we don’t need to go through it again.
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