EXCUSES ARE NOT REAL – REASONS ARE!!!!
“BUT I CAN’T….” OH, SHUT UP!!!!
Not many things in this world tick me off as much as someone saying, “I can’t…I won’t…I don’t…I [insert negativity here]!” I know I’ve talked about this a lot on this site, but guess what, I most likely will continue to do so!
You see, EXCUSES are a natural part of humans…until a human decides to SUCCEED that is!
EXCUSES DON’T EXIST
Simply put – EXCUSES ARE NOT REAL!!!!!!
Seriously, think about this for a moment…An excuse is really nothing other than a reason.
For example, note the sample conversation below;
“Why didn’t you workout this morning?”
“Well, I have a good excuse. I visited my father-in-law at the hospital last night and I got home late so I got to bed late and I was too tired to wake up on time so I over slept”
“So, THE REASON you didn’t workout today is because you over slept….?”
NOPE! TRY AGAIN!
The response should be a simple “Yes…” AND OHHHHHHH DOES THAT RESPONSE MATTER!!!! Yes, there is a difference between “Yes” and “…I guess” There is no guessing…it happened so just reply “Yes” – own it!
EXCUSES ARE A STATE OF MIND
EXCUSES ARE A STATE OF MIND! A state of mind that does nothing but set you up for, and enable, failure!!!
Every single time you allow a REASON to become an EXCUSE you are cheating yourself!
….Hot damn there are a lot of exclamation marks in this post! But I warned you that this was a very sensitive topic…..
Excuses allow us to tell ourselves that failure is okay…AND FAILURE IS OKAY…but only when we learn from our failure!
THE REASON WHY WE FAIL IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR FAILING!
As we’ve learned before on this site, TRYING IS THE FIRST STEP TO SUCCEEDING AND FAILING IS PROGRESS…BUT ONLY IF YOU LEARN FROM FAILING! And…
…to learn from failure is to drop all excuses and start acknowledging reasons.
Let me repeat this one more time because it needs to be driven home –
FAILURE IS PROGRESS AS LONG AS YOU KNOW THE REASON WHY YOU FAILED AS OPPOSED TO HAVING AN EXCUSE FOR FAILING!
It might seem like common sense BUT I assure you it’s not. Too many people let excuses run their lives and in doing so NEVER progress nor succeed in their endeavors. Meanwhile, the people that acknowledge and learn from the reasons they fail WILL ALWAYS IMPROVE.
THIS IS NOT AN OPINION BUT A FACT – EXCUSES enable failure while REASONS contribute to, and enable, SUCCESS!
So, start taking note of the reasons you fail instead of fabricating excuses for failure and start taking control of your life!
Remember, EXCUSES ARE NOT REAL BUT REASONS ARE!