I’m just not feeling it today, it’s raining, it’s cold, I’m too sleepy, I’m not ready, I’ll do it tomorrow, next week, next year…sounds like you?
Not only that you’re finding excuses but you’re also thinking of things you can do in order to avoid what you really should be doing don’t you?
Sometimes even if there’s something you can do, and know how to do it, you still find an excuse to put it off. And yes even if you like what you have to do you’re still looking for an excuse not to do it.
You know you want it right? You know what you should be doing but instead of doing what needs to be done you keep on making excuses.
None of those excuses will help you achieve what you want. They will only take you further away from your goals.
Stop Waiting! Start Doing
You keep on waiting for the perfect time, moment, day, for the rain to stop, for the sun to shine but all you’ll achieve it will be lost time.
Stop saying you don’t have time, that you’re not good enough. Stop holding yourself back, saying next week, next year, postponing forever and ending up in the same place every time, feeling bad, unhappy and stuck.
The only way to get unstuck is to take some action, make some changes!
Instead of doing things you don’t like that keep you away from your goals, focus your attention on what you can do everyday to get closer to your goals.
Instead Of Looking For An Excuse Look For A Way To Do It
Most of the time things are so simple but we tend to complicate them. Try to see things like they truly are. Stop complicating them by overthinking and overanalysing and running away from them.
True, some excuses may be real but that should not hold you back. Even if you’re in a rock bottom situation, just sitting there and refusing to do something won’t make things better.
Dreaming and wanting is not enough. You need to make some changes, take some action.
Look at all the people who are really successful and doing things you would like to do…you think they would still be there if excuses would be on their everyday list?
If you truly want something and you feel it in your heart…go for it!
You Got This!
Convince yourself that you too can do it. Stop doubting yourself! Sure it won’t always be easy and there will be bumps on the road but in the end you’ll realize it was easier than you thought.
It might not be easy to eat right, go to the gym a few times a week and have a healthy lifestyle but you have to do it if that’s your goal right?
In the end you’ll love the results, you’ll get better, stronger, things won’t seem so hard to do and you realize you wouldn’t want it any other way.
Same applies to whatever you want to achieve. Stop making excuses and start doing.
Learn Along The Way
Just start! You don’t need to know everything from start…most of the things you’ll learn on the way.
The important thing is to start. Take small steps if you must but take them. A small step can make a big difference.
What Will People Think?
People will always have something to say no matter what you do. Accept that things don’t always have to be perfect. If you can’t change something move on. Don’t cling to things that drag you back.
Accept that there will be people who will disagree with you, not like what you’re doing or have something to comment.
Understand that you simply can’t please everyone and move on. Just be confident and be yourself.
Stop letting other people who don’t really have your best interest in mind hold you back.
It’s Ok to Fail
We all do. Everybody fails at some point and multiple times before actually succeeding.
Learn the lessons along the way and don’t make the same mistakes over and over again.
You may stumble, you may fall but keep pushing forward, doing the best you can to build the life you want.
Treasure your time, use it right and stop worrying… it doesn’t change anything.
It’s just a wasted time. Stop waiting for the right time, right moment, hour, dress, job, age or whatever. Time is not waiting for you. That perfect moment it’s RIGHT NOW.
“The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized – never knowing.” – Jim Rohn
Another very motivational post Cristina.
Thank you Miriam! 🙂
Great Post! I think it feels good to put my energies to the best use, so here’s to doing and putting the excuses on the down low.
It sure does! 🙂