Suck It Up Buttercup: Find the Courage to Change Your Life
We’ve all done it at one time or another.
Made excuses for not attempting to fulfill a dream, or rationalized why we couldn’t do something we were asked to do. As a speaker, coach, mentor and trainer, I’ve noticed that when someone makes excuses, they are only excusing themselves from the juiciest, most exciting life experiences.
It takes courage, not excuses, to change. It takes courage to manifest your greatness. Are you willing to execute the courage required to change your life?
Some of the most common and frequently used excuses I’ve heard include:
I don’t have enough money.
I’m just not ready to change.
I don’t know enough.
It might not work out.
What will people think and say about me if I really accomplish this?
I really don’t think it will work out.
My family needs me to keep doing what I’m doing.
I just can’t change.
By allowing your negative inner thoughts and the noise of outside influences to become dominant it’s easy to lose the ability to shift into the next gear. As a result, the next step and all the subsequent steps will lack momentum and drive. Focused persistency is required to keep up with the demands of the ever-changing road in front of you.
Adopt a new perspective.
Let the uncertainty of the bends and potholes become your best friends. The unknown of the road ahead then becomes more exciting when you anticipate the unexpected and are able to face it head on. Expect the adversities of the journey to make you not break you. And remember, excuses sound best to those who make them up.