EXCUSES MAKE YOU NOT TO TRY
No more excuses! Do it or don’t do it – don’t make excuses. Your incredible brain to think up elaborate rationalization and justifications for not taking action. Do something. Do anything. Get on with it! Repeat to yourself: “If it’s to be, it’s up to me.” – Brain Tracy
A lot of us think something big should happen in the form of having large sums of money to start a business or a project, connection to “a big political office holder” being born into a rich family or getting educated up to the master’s level to be successful.
It’s a fact that very few people start off with many advantages. But the truth be told. Many people start from nothing and work their way to where they find themselves today. One quality that most philosophers, teachers and experts in the success industry agreed on is the ability of the individual to be self-discipline and take personal initiative
Let examine the 5 reasons why excuse giving only reduces you to live a low life
1. EXCUSES ARE ENEMY TO PROGRESS
Many people are still thinking of what decision to take and the ideal time to execute such elaborate decision in their head. Our head is a goldmine- with so many ideas competing in your mind to come out to help others and the world at large. There’s no perfect time and day in the world to start implementing what you strongly feel about to do.
The path of least resistance is what causes people to take the easy way in almost every situation they find themselves. Such people seek to rationalize everything or give excuses for their inability to take the hard path. These type of people arrive at work late, waste a lot of time discussing trivial matters and leave at the first opportunity. They also look for get-rich quick scheme and opportunities.
I wouldn’t be a writer, a blogger, a teacher, a family man and a counselor- if I make excuses my national anthem as many people do on daily basis. There’s no short cut for real progress in life. All successes come from very hard work and those who want to enjoy successful life one day must be prepare to pay the price
2. EXCUSES HELP US TO STAY IN OUR COMFOET ZONES
When the Sociologist Dr. Edward Banfield of Harvard University conducted a fifty-year study into the reasons for upward socio-economic mobility in America, He concluded that the most important single attribute of people who achieved great in life was long time perspective. He defined time perspective as the amount of time an individual takes into consideration when determining his present action.
Do you have a long term plan as to where you want to go from where you want to be in the years to come, think long term and get out to do something now? Successful people have 5-10 years as to what they want to achieve in the set time, all things being equal. They move into action immediately to get the result they want to see in the days they set for themselves.
How long have you being into your comfort zone and day dream your perfect future? Nothing will be achieved if you failed to go after what you want. In fact, that’s the way the success equation is structured. Stop whining and complaining. You complain about time, money, opportunity, lack of education etc. If success is like eating pizza or pouring milk into coffee, everybody would have been successful.
Your ability to think, plan and work hard in the short-long term and the courage to discipline yourself to do what is right and necessary, before you do what is fun and easy, is the key to creating the kind of future you want for yourself.
3. EXCUSES HELP US TO JUSTIFY OUR MEDIOCRITY
The businessman, Herbert Grey conducted a long term study searching for what he called “the common denominator of success” After eleven good years, he concluded that the common denominator of success was that “successful people make a habit of doing the things that unsuccessful people don’t like to do.
Nobody likes to pay the price for success-both the successful and the unsuccessful, but the successful people pay the price all the same. That’s the difference. If you are not willing to sacrifice your time to pay the price, forget about success. Do you like what you are doing? The inside of you is not happy about what you are doing- so, stop justifying it and stop deceiving your soul that all is well.
Motivational speaker Denis Waitley has said that the top people were those who were more concerned with activities that were “goal achieving whereas average people were more concerned with activities that were tension relieving”
4. EXCUSES NEVER ENCOURAGE US TO TAKE ACTION
“The first and best victory is to conquer self” (unknown)
The question many people ask every day is: why do some people accomplish so much in their personal and professional lives than others? This question has occupied some of the very best minds throughout human history. Aristotle opined that the ultimate aim of human life is to be happy. He said the question that each of us must answer is “How shall we live in order to be happy?
When you are able to ask and answer that question correctly for yourself and then follow where the answer leads you-will largely determine whether you achieve your own happiness, and how soon. I am yet to come across anybody who wants to remain in his or her low state of life. I want to achieve success that will pave the way for me and my family to be happy. I know you want to achieve the same for yourself and family.
Don’t allow anything to hold you back from taking a decisive action. The road to a successful life is a personal determined effort, nothing more, nothing less.
5. EXCUSES ONLY LEAD US TO FAILURE
The great oil man, H.L. Hunt, who was at one time richest self-made billionaire in the world, was once asked by a television journalist for his “secret of success”. He replied “There are only three requirements for success. First, decide exactly what it is you want in life. Second, determine the price to pay for success that you are going to have to pay to get the things you want. And third, and this is most important, resolve to pay that price”
Most people don’t really know exactly what they want and what they should be doing to get what they want? How are you preparing to pay the price? Is it not time to drop your excuses and do something you have been dreaming about all these years?
Motivational Speaker, Zig Ziglar says, “The elevator to success is out of order, but the stairs are always open” What Ziglar was saying is that there’s no perfect way to success. The road is rough but open to everybody. It’s up to you to turn your path, your own to get the best out of the way.