Deep down you have this little thing inside of you telling you to go for it. Telling you that you can do it.
Making you feel like you can move forward.
But for some reason whenever you do take a step you don’t get very far.
It’s almost like experiencing a crash after a sugar rush. You’re all hopped up and ready to go and then boom! You crash, almost in an instant.
Every time you think about moving forward just a tiny bit you feel capable but then if you think about it for too long your thoughts do a 180.
It’s like a devil and an angel are fighting on your shoulders. But the devil always gets the best of you.
So you do nothing. And go nowhere.
Sometimes you’re up then you’re down. It makes you wonder what the hell is happening.
How can your feelings be so mixed about something that you want, something that would be great for you? Who looks at their dreams like that?
You probably think that you’re evaluating them to determine if they’re even worth it. I know you don’t want to waste your time on something that wouldn’t pan out from the start.
But are you really evaluating them or make excuses not to take action on them?
It sounds crazy right, who would make excuses when it comes to carrying out their dream?
People who are scared by them, that’s who.
If your dreams are big and life changing, like many are, they probably scare you. And you don’t even notice because you’re making excuses not to do them.
But the excuses come from your fear.
As long as you tell yourself that it’s not possible you don’t have to experience anymore crazy feelings. Things can continue on just as you know them to be.
It makes you feel somewhat comfy but you’re never going to be successful doing, only stagnant.
Believing that you cannot take action towards your dreams is poison to your success.
Thinking like you can’t do something is like having a flat tire. You won’t get anywhere until you fix it.
In order to even start on the road to success you have to completely believe you can be successful, that you can do it.
Excuses Are Excuses, That's It
By now you’ve convinced yourself that these ‘reasons’ you can’t pursue your dreams are valid. I’m sure they sound every good and make some kind of sense, but that’s only one side of the coin.
The fact of the matter is these are excuses, fabricated reasons not to do anything. Things that you made up to sound good when you wonder why you are where you are and why you never made that dream happen.
You have to realize that they are excuses that were completely made up. They’re obstacles that you put in front of yourself, obstacles that you can knock down.
Letting go of these frivolous thoughts will allow you to take a step forward and be the success you know deep down that you can be.
Just stop telling yourself that…
1. You don’t have time
Isn’t it funny how we all have the same amount of time to work with each day, but yet some people are able to get so much more done. It kind of makes you think, like what’s their secret?
Well, here it is… there isn’t a secret. They just know that time is limited and they have to make the most with what they have.
They cut out things that aren’t productive and replace them with the things they need to do. And you need to do the same.
You may feel like your day is jam packed with a bajillion things all the time but you have to really look at what you’re doing. Is it anything at all?
And no, watching re-runs on TV doesn’t count as doing something. Sorry Charlie…
Cut of the nonproductive aspects of your day and focus on doing things that will actually get you somewhere. Trust me, you’ll be blown away with what you can accomplish.
2. You’re not educated enough
Sure having a comprehensive education can help but it isn’t absolutely necessary to be successful.
In fact, many of the world’s most successful people didn’t even finish their schooling. Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of good colleges to start companies whose applications are used by millions of people.
Even Steve Jobs and Tom Hanks decided to push the books to the side to pursue their dreams.
Look at how successful they all are. They had enough confidence in their abilities to accomplish their goals despite not having the education everyone told them they needed.
You can have a wall full of diplomas but that doesn’t mean anything if you aren’t truly committed and confident.
Don’t allow yourself to believe that another degree is required to be successful. Short of being a lawyer, doctor or an engineer you can make it without one.
3. You need more money
You think you need more money? Couldn’t we all use a few extra dollars?
Many of the people I mentioned previously didn’t have a lot of money when they started chasing their dreams.
A lot of wealthy people are self-made, some even homeless prior to making their riches. Yet they were able to come out of the trenches and rise to the top.
While having cash on hand can ease the process, lack of it doesn’t make it impossible.
Lack of money shouldn’t keep you from making progress. And if it’s very necessary for at least one aspect of your goals then figure out a way to make a little more. Don’t just give up because you don’t have it now.
Money is everywhere and there are many opportunities to make more of it.
4. You’re too old
I know you’re no spring chicken, but you’re not a dead duck either.
You might think that your age is working against you when it comes to starting anew or achieving more, but it’s not.
The truth is your age can work in your favor. With age comes wisdom and you can use that wisdom to your advantage when going after new things.
Many others are able to reached greater heights in the later parts of life, so don’t doubt your abilities.
Getting older doesn’t limit your opportunities. If anything it should make them more versatile.
While you’ve had many experiences, you can have many more. This isn’t the end of the book of your life. It’s more like a new chapter.
5. You don’t know where to begin
You’re not alone.
Do you really think that every successful person was given a step by step guide book? They weren’t, they just begun.
If you’re really confused about what to do first research it. We currently live in the perfect era to learn about just about anything, anywhere.
There’s loads of information at your fingertips. Look up a few things then base your next course of action on what you’ve just learned.
You may not start in the place you thought you would but the important thing is starting. You can always learn more of what you need as you go.
Starting somewhere is better than starting nowhere.
No More Excuses
I know those old excuses sound good and are quite believable but they’re all bologna.
There are a bunch of examples of people who have turned themselves into massive success stories who have started with much less than you.
If you continue to feed yourself this bologna you’re never going to get much farther than where you are right now.
You deserve more, you deserve to live your dreams and be successful. You can do it, you just have to believe that.
You can do it that’s why that little thing inside you keeps speaking out. It’s reminding you of what you are to become.
Listen to it. Act on it.
Prove that they are just excuses.
What makes you feel like success would be impossible?