A Life Beyond Making Excuses
Are you the type of person that always seems to find an excuse as to why you cannot go somewhere or do something? Don’t have your hair done, an outfit, your car is messed up, or you just can’t seem to find a babysitter to watch your children. You are officially making excuses.
Where there’s a will there’s a way and this is the notion a lot more people need to incorporate into their lives. Everyone has road blocks and obstacles which may be placed directly in their path. However, overcoming those trials and tribulations is what makes life that much more meaningful.
Don’t dwell in the past about what you may or may not have had. This opens up a ton of excuses that can be formulated in the future. Instead focus on the present and what is currently happening.
If you’re stuck in a bit of a rut no need to worry you can pull yourself out of that situation by thinking optimistically and working hard. Your current circumstance or situation does not have to last forever. It would last a lot longer if you continue to make excuses.
Excuses Can Harm You
Excuses tend to cloud our judgment and keep us at a standstill. This may also keep you from accomplishing tasks and encountering life changing experiences. If you truly want to make a stand to live for the present and make excuses a thing of the past, 7 steps to get you beyond excuses will assist you in this process.
One excuse allows you to create a habitual pattern of excuses in the future. To avoid creating a life filled with tons of excuses you must first become aware of the excuses you make.
Next, remember that you will serve as the primary means of your own limitations in life and should therefore eliminate the need and desire to make excuses. You should therefore follow a stringent no-excuse lifestyle. This will enable you to freely experience the challenges and adventure which life has to offer.
Thirdly, you must recognize the types of excusitis including health, intelligence, age, and luck. Regardless of why you initially made excuses keep in mind that these excuses will keep you stuck within your own life. You must therefore find ways to peel back the layers of excusitis which is the fourth step in this process. There are reasons why you feel prone to making excuses which you should now examine. This will allow you to be more in tune with yourself and help you find ways in which you can believe in yourself to aspire for greatness.
Next, you should question things and ask What if? What if you do succeed? This allows you to clearly visualize your goals to aid in your success. Afterwards you should get motivated both intrinsically and extrinsically. Lastly, you should engage the problem and not the excuses.
If you follow these 7 steps you will be well beyond making excuses for yourself which would enable you to live a more meaningful life.