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Avoid This Sneaky Excuse to Experience Growth and Exponential Success



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It’s hard work to start, stay consistent, and commit to the growth work that helps you accomplish your goals and create success. You encounter external obstacles that feel as if they’re too great to handle. You battle inner demons and the limiting beliefs that have the power to spiral your mind to a place of not taking action.

In your mind, you know that creating success and accomplishing your goals is a worthy pursuit, but fear and your past experiences make you question the decision to live an elevated life. As you start thinking about what you need to do and when you need to do it, excuses often creep come to the surface. 

One of the biggest and most dangerous excuses you could entertain is saying, “I’ll start tomorrow.” You put off taking action and tell yourself you’re going to start the path to accomplishing your goals tomorrow. Telling yourself that you’ll start tomorrow quiets the voice that tries to call you out. It’s a way to instantly feel good and give yourself a reason to continue the unhealthy habits that keep you stuck. 

I don’t need to tell you what happens because you’ve lived this scenario too often — tomorrow comes, and it gets easy to use that excuse again and again. Before you know it, “tomorrow” was six months ago, and you’re still in the same place. You’re miserable as you acknowledge what you already know in your heart.

It’s time to stop putting off successful habits and accomplishing your goals. Don’t let months pass before doing something today about your goals, dreams, and vision for your life. 

Here’s why you should shatter the tomorrow excuse if you’re serious about achieving success. 

You’re training your mind to believe your excuses are valid

The human mind is an organ that’s capable of adapting. If you train it to embrace high-performance, you’ll have the power you need to keep taking action. If you allow your mind to entertain excuses, you won’t get far in life. 

When you tell yourself you’ll start tomorrow, you’re training your mind to accept the excuses you make as valid. Your mind thinks it’s standard to put off the action you should be taking action on. This is not healthy and one of the reasons too many people don’t achieve success. 

There’s a better way to train your mind — that way is by saying no to putting off the work that leads to your best life. Don’t let the “start tomorrow” excuse have any part of your mind and journey to creating success.

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn

You’ll feel terrible about yourself if you keep delaying progress

Listening to the start tomorrow diversion tactic, will give you a short sense of relief, but that’s temporary. When tomorrow comes, and you see that you’ve delayed taking action, you’ll feel guilty, frustrated, and a sense of loss. Progress is one of the best ways to stay motivated to take action. When you see that you’ve accomplished a goal, you’re inspired and hungry for more. Delaying progress by giving into the mindset of starting tomorrow is not how you’ll live an unlimited life.

Today is the best opportunity to start

Life is unpredictable, and no one knows when it will end. Your best opportunity to create success doesn’t happen when you put off taking action. Today is your best chance to put in the work to accomplish your goals. Right now is your best window to start. It would be great to predict the future and have all the time you needed to put in the work, but that’s not reality. You have to make the best out of the circumstances you’ve been given. Tomorrow may never come, so don’t delay doing what it takes to accomplish your goals. 

“When you’re good at making excuses, it’s hard to excel at anything else.” – John Mason

You’ve waited too long to step into your power

I don’t know what you’re up to in life, but I do know there has probably been some delay going on in your success journey. It’s common for every human being at one point in life. Life is short, and your dream life has waited too long for you to step into your power. 

The sooner you put in the work — the closer you’ll be to seeing your vision become a reality. If you keep giving in to the excuse that you’ll start tomorrow, your power will diminish, and you’ll walk up one-day realizing time and life have passed too quickly. 

It’s a great time to work, take action, and make progress that aggressively inspires you to pursue a life of success. You could start tomorrow, but inside of you, there’s a voice screaming not to delay. Success happens with deliberately taking action and shattering excuses.

Bobby Barr is a serial entrepreneur that has 34 years of real-world experience helping businesses increase revenue and build brand authority. He's a business growth strategist that gets results for his clients. His work has been featured in Yahoo Finance & News, Thrive Global, Good Men Project, USA Today, Fox News, NBC, Marketwatch, Medium, and many more. He’s worked with companies all over the world. Join him at

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