Why don’t you live the life you want? It`s because you are full of excuses instead of acting towards your goals. Successful people don’t have excuses to give up, only reasons to succeed. They don’t sit desperately and curse their poor and ugly destiny. You are not weak. You are afraid, and you need something or someone to boost your confidence and push you forward.
Here are the most common excuses for giving up and ways to start to acting NOW:
1. I don’t want to risk it
You risk every time you go to sleep, to not wake up. Do you not sleep because of this possibility? Next time when you think of how stupid or awkward or scary it is for you to risk, ask yourself this – “Would I take a risk if I knew I would not wake up tomorrow morning?”
2. I don’t have enough time
It is the most common excuse. You spend hours of your precious day on sleeping, watching TV, spreading rumors about others, feeling sorry over your destiny. Then it’s obvious that you don’t have time. Successful people never spend time on things that take away their energy. When you stop doing at least one thing that takes away your time, you will be more successful.
3. I’m not worthy of success
If you say it, then your life is a real example of how you see yourself. But if you say “I`m successful, I can do this. At least I can try” you will live a different truth. Who says you need to be worthy of what you want? You just have to stop negative self-talk. Those are the words of someone else.
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” – Buddha
4. I don’t know anything about that business
You can learn free information on the Internet about the topic that interests you. Search the ones that come from influential people, successful entrepreneurs, and bloggers. Read their process of success. The success didn’t happen overnight, but they knew what they wanted and went after it.
5. There are no opportunities for me
Opportunities are everywhere. You can’t see them because you don’t believe that they exist. If you want to succeed, look how many opportunities are waiting for you to grab them. When you are open to new opportunities, you see them or create your own. Successful people are creating their opportunities. They are not waiting for them to come.
6. I am afraid of failure
There is no fear of failure but only a fear of success. Insecurity brings you a feeling of panic. What if I succeed? My life will change; I don’t feel like I’m ready for that. How will I manage success? Being successful brings more work, more obligations. Will I know how to handle all that money? I never had that much money in my life. Is your focus on success or fear of failure? Focus on what you want and what is good now in your life. And you will achieve each goal on which is your focus.
7. Maybe I need to stay where I am
No, you don’t need to stay where you are if that doesn’t fulfill you. Yes, you have to be thankful for your present, no matter how hard it seems. But don’t stay in it if you have (and we all have) a will to change it. You have to get out of your negative comfort zone and create a new, more positive one. Change your habits, day by day, with baby steps.
8. My goals are big and unattainable
There are no small or big goals. It’s the way you see them. If some goals scare you, then you will say it’s unattainable because it’s too big.
Split your “big” goal into small, daily steps, as your smaller goals. But have higher goals in mind or written on paper. Some of the greatest people in the world would not have been so great if they had small goals.
If Henry Ford didn’t have a “big” goal to mass produce affordable cars for middle-class Americans, he would never have achieved it. If Roger Federer didn’t have a “big” goal to win all four Grand Slam tournaments, he would never have won them.
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison
9. I am of afraid what others will say
The fear of criticism comes from your childhood. You depended on your parent’s opinion and from older people in your life. You gained a belief that you must do what others say to be accepted. There will always be someone who will not like you and the way you live. You don’t need to adapt to others, but to follow your inner feelings. Only that way you will live free from fear of criticism.
10. I don’t know from where to start
Searching information without using it in your reality feels overwhelming. Instead, to collect too much information, start with one thing that is your priority at the moment. And use it in your life. Try it first. Then move on to the next one. You will not get anywhere until you act. As long as you only read and think about success, you will stay in the exact same place you are now.
What success means to you now and what it will mean when you become active, will be two different things. When you activate, there will be no more excuses for you to give up. There will be only reasons WHY you need to succeed.
What excuse do you hear the most? Leave your thoughts below!
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5 Ways To Achieve Your Goals (With Examples)
Setting goals is a crucial first step, whether you’re striving to reach personal or professional milestones. However, achieving those goals requires planning, determination, and focus. In this post, we’ll discuss five actionable strategies that can help you achieve your goals in 2023, and we’ll provide real-life examples to inspire and motivate you. By implementing these tips, you can train your brain to achieve your goals and make meaningful progress toward your aspirations.
1. Write Down Your Goals
The first thing needed to achieve a goal is to have one. A goal becomes very clear and precise once you have written it down most simply and easily to remember.
Here are some examples:
- I am the world’s best dancer!
- I am the greatest athlete!
- I have created the world’s most innovative tech company!
They are all written with the belief that these things have already happened. Once you start believing it has already happened, other people too can sense your confidence and things start happening.
“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” — Andrew Carnegie
2. The One Page Plan
A simple one-page plan to accompany your goal is much more powerful than a detailed 30-page plan. After you have written your clear goal – write down all the things you will have to do to achieve it. Make it as simple and direct as possible so that you can refer to it every day and take action. A simple plan is easier to follow and keep up with.
3. Get The Right Skills
Once you have a clear goal that has been inked into your mind, and a clear plan in place, it is very important to invest in the skills you need to achieve your goal.
So for example, if you want to become a movie star, you should immediately start developing your acting skills. Observe how other actors perform, join an acting class, read about acting, and most importantly, start honing your craft by joining a local theatre group and going for as many auditions as you can. Practice is very important for mastering any skill.
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4. Surround Yourself With The Best People
The best way to achieve our goals is to make sure we have the best people supporting us. People who succeed are always those who understand the power of people.
So let’s say your goal is to be an entrepreneur and you have developed your entrepreneurial skills, the next step would be to get the best people to join your team to help you achieve your goal. These would be people who you consider to be the best marketers capable of getting you the best customers and investors.
Once you have the best people supporting you, it becomes much easier and faster to achieve your goals.
“It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people’s lives.” – Clint Eastwood
5. Power of Faith
Nothing beats the power of faith and belief. Sometimes you might face challenges, sometimes things might not be going your way, and you might feel like giving up – these are the times when faith and belief will keep you going.
So many people give up, just a few inches away from victory. I am sure you are not one of them since you are investing time into self-development which gives the highest returns! Now go out there and start achieving your goals!
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