We can all dream of living the life of maybe a singer, an actor. a writer, a musician, a teacher or maybe just traveling the world. However many of us can block ourselves from pursuing our hearts desires because of the excuses we tell ourselves and the excuses we believe to be the truth.
These excuses can range from;“I’m too old” “I don’t have the time” “I don’t have the money” “ I’m too young” “I’m not creative enough” “It won’t work out” “I have too much to do” “It’s just not practical” “I’m too tired” “I will not succeed in this” “I’m not good enough” “It’s not realistic”
I can see in my own life that I have been guilty of some of these excuses. I have found it fascinating the lies we can tell ourselves. I remember when I decided to go to India over 10 months ago, it had been a long time desire of mine to go there. At the time I was still working and I was making up all these excuses of why I couldn’t go and shouldn’t go….”I don’t have the time” “I don’t have the money” and “It won’t work out”. However I found when I made the decision and took action, that all these excuses just fell away.
Many of us can make excuses because we are maybe afraid of being rejected or we have the fear of failure. I believe that if we really knew that we would succeed, what would stop us from trying or going for it? We may also be worried about what other people think of us in regards to if we fail or even succeed. We could also be afraid of the possibility of being truly happy in our lives…
Unfortunately if we continue to make excuses in our lives and we don’t go for what we truly want, then we can end up living a life of regret, saying that I should have done this and I should have done that. We can become bitter, angry and even depressed because we are not listening to ourselves and trusting and acting on this inspiration we receive. We can end of living a life of wishing and hoping things were better and possibly wasting our lives away.
When we choose to stop making excuses and start taking action towards what we want to be, do or have, we immediately begin to feel good about ourselves. We start being happier and more joyful. We begin to feel more enthusiasm, excitement and energy for life. This state of happiness affects everybody we meet and we become more alive in ourselves.
Here are a few tips in how you can stop making excuses in your life;
√ Ask is this excuse really true?
√ If I didn’t believe this excuse, what would I do?
√ How is it serving me to believe this excuse?
√ What are the consequences of believing this excuse?
√ What is the first step I could take, to change or make this happen now?
√ What’s next?
As always I would love to hear any feedback, comments or words of inspiration you may have…