Why is it that we have something that we have longed to do and yet still manage to either
- put it off for another time, not important enough now (excuse)
- still working up the courage to try (doubt)
- dismiss altogether as “fantasy, dream time stuff” (excuse)
Doubts and Excuses are generally the main offenders here. OR
Is it for Fear?…..
Fear of failure, Fear of ridicule?
Fear of someone saying “NO” to your new marvellous idea, strategy, proposal, request, dream, goal, question?
Is it due to lack of Self Esteem?…..
You’ve been told before that this “won’t work”
You have had many previous “NO’s”
Your ‘Courage flame’ has been extinguished
Deep down you don’t feel worthy
Is it due to lack of Motivation?…..
There is not a big enough “Why”
Your “time” is being spent doing other stuff
The passion is missing
Is it due to lack of your Focus?……….
Too many ‘distractions’
‘Urgent’ things taking precedence over important things
Time poor or poor time management
Fear, Doubt, Excuses lurk within us all.
Fear & Doubt are very similar and generally go hand in hand. There have been many great articles written on this subject and also on Motivation, Self Esteem & Focus.
Excuses…..the silent destroyer of our dreams & goals & delayer of our actions, our go forward. Excuses are sneaky. Excuses are subtle. We excuse our actions or should I say, lack of action with language that suits the occasion…..
“I’m not quite ready”…..”Tomorrow would be better”…..”I don’t really deserve this”…..I am not as good as them”…..”I have other better stuff to do right now”
When I say language, this may not necessarily be words. Remember it starts with your thoughts and this is where the subtelty lies. One’s subconscious is feeding you ‘excuse thoughts’ without you knowing.
They then manifest into your inaction. Tricky eh? Well…..
How about some Purpose?…..Get your mind into “action mode”. Feed yourself “action thoughts” like, Positive I am statements, I will do statements…..how about making them your daily ritual?
I say, enough of the ‘excuses’, banish the ‘doubt & fear’. Make a start on your long held dreams. Make a start on doing the things that will make you feel good. Make a start on the things that will make a difference in your Life…..are you with me?
What have you always wanted to do but haven’t made a start? Do any of the above factors ring true?…..please share your thoughts
be good to yourselves
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