For over a year (or longer), you’ve said that you would go back to school, grow in your career or turn your hobby into a business. The only thing you’ve managed to create, however, is a mile-long list
of excuses. On the contrast, there are friends, relatives, and people you know from social networks basking in their successes. They tell you “it ain’t easy” but they get things going anyhow. In the meantime, you’ve been amazing at finding an answer to every question which pertains to why you’re not moving along with your desires. There are even answers to those answers. You’re surprisingly creative with them, I’ll give you that. Now let’s explore why you have managed to make time to provide the excuses, shall we?
Ignorance. There is much to be said about today’s excessive use of the word ignorance. There is usually a negative spin surrounding the term, when in fact, there is little wrong with harvesting a fair amount of ignorance. It simply means that there needs to be more learning, questioning and truth-seeking happening with you. Your excuses for not taking steps to following your dreams are actually hiding pure ignorance. It’s never too late to start learning. If you want to save your dreams, you’d want to learn all you can, yes?
Mindset. Perhaps you weren’t given the chance break out of a routine, so instead of finding a way, you’ve found an excuse, over and over again. Many of us grew up under the 9-5 guise; we were taught to get a college degree and work until our 65th birthdays. As we work our jobs, we fall into a routine in which includes: doing as we’re told, doing just enough to get through the day, and doing a bit more to earn a bit more. Now what kind of life will this leave for your children? Change your mindset, change your life.
Fear. This four-letter word carries a load of weight, as it’s usually two-folded. You have fear of failure and fear of success. Instead of addressing the fear (and overcoming it), you cover it with an excuse. Remove the cover, embrace your fears and live your dreams once and for all.
Sure, we all have to address issues in our lives in order to move forward, but there comes a time when the excuses must come to a halt. The more excuses you make, the less time you give to your dreams. How will you replace each excuse, with a goal-oriented action?