Why do we make excuses for our inability to achieve our goals? It is time to get real with yourself. If you are not achieving your goals, it is because you are not trying. A half ass attempt won’t work either. Excuses get in the way of your success! You develop the reasons in your brain that hinder you from moving forward. You use excuses as a crutch. When you can remove excuses and own the situation, you can begin to understand what is standing in your way and what you need to do differently to achieve your goals.
It is time to take ownership over your decisions. If you are only doing the basics, you will not achieve the results you want. It w ill not happen – Period! Take away the excuses and take action. Get real with yourself!
Taking action does not have to be overwhelming. Again, another excuse. Clearly identify your goal and get to work. The point is, take action! I know this sounds easy…. because it is. Set small goals for yourself that will lead to your ultimate goal.
The key is to hold yourself accountable. A good way to keep yourself accountable is to tell someone what you are trying to accomplish. That person can check in with you every once in a while to make sure you are still on point. How embarrassing would it be to tell that person you are not taking the action you explained to them? Ah… that is where all the excuses will creep in. Stop making excuses! It seems absolutely crazy you would make up excuses when you want something so badly. You need to ask yourself how bad do you really want it. If the answer is an emphatic…Really Bad, nothing should stand in your way. So, why do so many people do the basics and expect greatness?
People do not reach greatness because they are not willing to put in what it takes, They don’t take action and they come up with excuses. They want a reason why they can’t take action. The reality is you only need to accomplish one small goal each day. Your excitement will grow and your daily goals will get bigger. Before you know it, you will be so far down the road and your ultimate goal will be in reach. Remember, one small goal each day. Schedule it in your day. Give yourself a reminder. Wake up early so time doesn’t become an excuse. Take action and lose the excuses for heaven sakes!