Not enough time. Not enough money. I’m too shy. I’m too busy. Not enough help. Not enough talent.
There’s an excuse for everything.
You can tell yourself whatever you want to ensure an absence of guilt for not doing something in regards to anything.
(Whoa, that previous sentence included a lot of generalizations.)
You fill in the blanks:
_________ needs to get done, and ___________ is your excuse for not doing it.
Time to rethink those excuses and re-prioritize.
Saying you don’t have time for something is admitting that it’s not a priority.
Write your priorities down in order from most important to least important.
Now, think about your daily activities and see how they line up with the list you just wrote. If “good health” is one of your priorities, but you don’t have time to eat lots of vegetables or get exercise, then it’s not really a priority. If running a successful business is one of your biggest goals, but you don’t have time to market your products, then the success of your business isn’t really a priority.
What are you spending a lot of time / money / energy on that doesn’t fit within your list of priorities? (Time spent on Facebook perhaps? How about money spent on non-necessities, like ANOTHER pair of shoes?) By recognizing these things, we eliminate the legitimacy of our excuses.
So… what’s your excuse?