I hear people who are so used to NOT doing things they make excuses as to why they have failed to do what they set out to do. I’m not just talking about people in general; I also talk about myself as well! It’s all too easy to set out to do things and yet when there is a small obstacle, there is an excuse to not do it rather than work through the obstacle and get the job done.
Make Excuses And Prevent Your Own Progress
I’m as guilty as a lot of people because I have been one to make excuses in the past. I have said things like, “I’ve not done something because of this or that” and then it doesn’t get done. What can then happen is that you get so used to making the excuses that it becomes subconscious and the thing you need to do most is at the back of your mind and you will them procrastinate and it won’t get done.
I have got past a lot of my fears from the past that were holding me back, with the possible exception of one thing. This thing is vital for my business, it stays on my “to do” list and yet I don’t get around to it. I know I don’t make enough connections and meet enough people. Hearing people say no to me or many other things that create the fear that is evident in a lot of cases with people does NOT bother me in the slightest. I have overcome so many doubts and negative thoughts that were created over years of negativity in my life. My focus is without question and yet I don’t make enough connections and it’s always at the “back” of my mind.
A major reason of writing this article is not only to help those who are feeling a blockage and this type of thing may be the reason, but also to bring this to the front of my mind so I will deal with it FIRST because it’s the most important thing for me to do. I have to expand my comfort zone or even break out of it to get over this.
How To Stop Being In A Situation Where You Make Excuses
You have to make yourself aware of your own situation. You may only be making excuses in the subconscious way because you’re uncomfortable with whatever it is that is holding you back. You’re busy with everything and have tremendous focus and determination, but the ONE thing you absolutely NEED to do is being left because you don’t have enough time to do it.
This ONE thing could be vital to your business. Like me, you MEAN to do it, but there’s not enough time. You are doing what’s comfortable and your mind is making excuses because you “don’t have time” to do what is uncomfortable to you even though it’s always in there to get it done.
The way around this is to decide to break free and DO THIS FIRST. It’s the most important thing to do as well as the most uncomfortable and yet you make excuses daily and don’t do it. When you get this one thing done FIRST, you will expand your comfort zone and probably discover that, like everything else you have overcome, it’s not really that hard!
I know what I have to do, I hope that you can get through and not make excuses to stop yourself getting past your obstacles too.
To the future,