It’s easy to make excuses. It’s easy to talk yourself out of stuff. It’s easy to sit on the sidelines and decide that you’ll do something when or if or sit consumed by jealousy because other people seem to have their shit together/can make the investment you’d like to make/know more than you do blah blah blah blah…
I decided to give excuses up a little while ago. Excuses where simply a ways of my self talk to keep me safe.
Eeeeee, you can’t leave a really well paid job in law because you won’t be able to pay the bills and it’s safer to stay with your nice salary.
Eeeee, you can’t leave a career in law because you’ve worked so hard for it and why would you ever want to start at the bottom again.
You’ll never be able to master running a business, you’re not capable.
You can’t afford to invest in that, you’re not even paying yourself.
You’ll never be able to build a website, you’re not techie
You’ll never be able to create a graphic, you’re not visually creative.
You’ll never be able to write a book, you write as you speak and the grammar police will have a field day.
CAN’T AFFORD TO | DON’T HAVE THE TIME | DON’T HAVE THE RESOURCES | DON’T HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE | IT’S EASIER NOT TO | YOU WILL FAIL | YOU’RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH | YOU AREN’T TECHIE | YOU AREN’T CREATIVE | YOU AREN’T CAPABLE | YOU DON’T DO NUMBERS | YOU CAN’T ARTY | YOU’RE AN INTROVERT
An excuse it about not taking action and not taking responsibility. It’s about having a reason why you can’t all of the time.
Now, here’s the thing ~ if you don’t want to DON’T
If you do want to then look at what you CAN do to start to move towards that.
Every excuse you have, someone else is working in spite of and making progress despite being in the same or even worse circumstances or situations.
How much do you want it?
What’s it worth to you?
I know that this kinda sounds harsh and at the beginning I had a whole dream list of stuff I’d be able to do in my business when………………………………………(fill in the blank) or that I couldn’t do just now because……………………………………………. I’ve sat in front of my computer in the wee hours of the morning and wondered what my next move would be and had that soul searching conversation with myself about why I didn’t seem to be getting the results I wanted.
THEN I decided to ditch the excuses.
I decided that I’d use my time to fulfil tasks that I WANTED to do. I decided that I would invest in help (before I was paying myself, because investing in myself and in my business paid me back in dividends). I committed to use every hour I outsourced to focus on MONEY MAKING ACTIVITY so that I was in profit for that hour. I got support, I learned everything from the beginning, I got my hands in and I got involved.
I want you to know that I know what it feels like not to know HOW TO. I know the frustration of learning a whole shed load of new stuff and instantly forgetting how to do it and having to learn again AND I know that it’s totally worth it.
It’s worth coming at this from a whole new angle. Don’t dwell on what you CAN’T do but focus on what you CAN do, how you will make investments to move you forwards and TAKE ACTION.
Once your excuses are gone, you will simply have to settle for being awesome!
So there it is, ditch the excuses and go be awesome!