Written by Karin Kelly
It’s time to quit making excuses.
There’s no room for excuses like “If it weren’t for him,” or “If it weren’t for them,” or “If it weren’t for that circumstance, or my background, or my limitations.”
All that is real, yes … I do not dispute that!
So why do people make excuses generally?
Perhaps you make excuses about going after your dreams because you’re afraid of failure. You may make excuses about your weight or your health because of self-doubt and lack of confidence. It is challenging to stop making excuses and face your fears – but it can be done.
*Lack of purpose
Focus on finding your passion and living a life of meaning, and you’ll naturally stop making excuses.
HOW TO STOP MAKING EXCUSES
Excuses are normal from time to time—we’re all human after all. But if it’s starting to interfere with your life and prevent you from reaching your goals, it’s time to learn to put your foot down on the brake.
- TAKE RESPONSIBILITY
The first step to stop making excuses is always to realize that you alone control your destiny.
- SHIFT YOUR PERSPECTIVE
Everything that has happened in your life brought you to this moment – and you can either transform your life or keep making excuses.
- UNCOVER YOUR LIMITING BELIEFS
If you believe deep down that you’re not deserving of success or that you don’t have the inner strength to overcome failure, you’ll continue making excuses to avoid going after what you really want.
- CHANGE YOUR STORY
Once you’ve identified your limiting beliefs, you can change your story and stop making excuses for good. Do this by identifying negative self-talk and replacing any limiting beliefs with empowering ones. When you change your words—and your story—you change your life.
- FIND THE LESSON
Contemplate and look closer at situations or something that did not work out. Don’t blame others! Also do not disect it that you remain there however learn the valuable lessons
Question—What is my lesson?
Answer—Not to give my power away.
Successful people always look for the lesson and apply it to future decisions.
- STOP OVERTHINKING
- SET GOALS
- GET SUPPORT
The key to stop making excuses is to hold yourself accountable for your actions—however, this isn’t always easy. Get support from a trusted friend or your significant other. Better yet, find a mentor, join a Mindmastery course or connect with a coach. They’ll have the experience and training needed to keep you accountable and productive.
From your Transformation Coach
Be Safe … Be You