The difference between REASONS & EXCUSES

Sometimes it feels like SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST, doesn’t it? You feel like you can’t keep up, BUT if you don’t get to something that someone else will. What about when you think that you have MORE time?

Here’s the thing: there will always someone who seems to be MORE ready, MORE willing and MORE able… MORE, MORE MORE. This turns your time and focus AWAY from what you need to be doing, because – after all – why do you care about what someone else is doing? What tool of measure are you using to determine that what they are doing is MORE or BETTER?

It is important to understand – acknowledge, actually – when you’re making an excuse or have a valid reason to delay. How badly that you want something can usually answer that question, but here are some things to keep in mind when you’re trying to determine the answer:

Time is not waiting for you, so why are you waiting for the “right time”?
What is for you will not pass you, but you will not know what is for you unless you start.
There is ROOM for everyone; it doesn’t matter who has done what and how.
Do you believe in yourself or are you standing in your own way?
Can you do it on your own? How do you feel about asking for help?

The answer to these questions usually can have a common denominator: FEAR. As cliché as it may sound, you’re doing the world a great disservice when you dim your light. Instead of asking the typical question: “What’s the worst thing that can happen if I do this?”, instead ask: “What is the BEST thing that WILL happen WHEN I do this?”.

The world awaits!

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