"When we excuse, we lose." ~ CMO
Most people have excuses. Heck we all have excuses. I have excuses. Lets just say that the holiday season (Thanksgiving day to January 2) is the "SEASON OF EXCUSES". With holiday parties, family in from out of town, you going out of town, end of the year parties, the "I'm gonna wait until the new year" attitude, so on.
Let's get more of an understanding about excuses and to see if it will help us prevent them (if not eliminate) them in the future.
What is an excuse?
An excuse is a justification for not doing or doing something. The dictionary defines an excuse as a reason. An excuse usually turns out to be something other than the real reason that motivated your actions or lack of actions in the first place.
The truth about excuses.
Excuses are never the reason for why you did or didn't do something. Just a revision of the facts that you make up in order to help yourself feel better about what you did or didn't do.
Making excuses will not change your situation. Only getting to the real reason behind the excuse can actually do this. Excuses are for people who refuse to accept responsibility for their life and how their life is turing out. Victims make excuses.
Scary thing about excuses.
The more we use excuses the easier it is to use them. Excuses are the simplest way to let ourselves off the hook. The scary thing is if you continue to make excuses you will actually begin to (if you haven't already) believe in the excuses you tell yourself and EXPECT bad things (your excuses) to happen. When you expect bad luck to happen you will naturally do the things that will bring you bad luck! Scary but true stuff. So you can ensure bad things will continue to happen to you in the future and not really understand why.
Take a look at those successful around you. Do you ever hear them make excuses? I bet not. Successful people in any arena simply do NOT make excuses… EVER! And that is why they are successful. They are actually the opposite. They are quite unreasonable when it comes to providing reasons at least for failure.
My 'favorite' excuses I most often hear.
I have kiids
Don't have kids
No one told me
The competition is too much
Tough Question Time.
-How many have you used?
-Ask yourself any excuses every improve your situation?
-So why do you/anyone make excuses for yourself/themselves?
What is YOUR excuse?
Were you late because of traffic?
Are you not sticking on Paleo because it's too expensive?,
Your'e not making it to the gym because you are too busy?
Remember an excuse is is a justification for not doing or doing something. An excuse usually turns out to be something other than the real reason that motivated your actions or lack of actions in the first place. And just a revision of the facts that you make up in order to help yourself feel better about what you did or didn't do.
-So could the REAL reason you were late is you left your house too late to make it?
-Paleo is too expensive because you just go to whole foods every time and continue to not look for better ways to save money.
-You are too busy to go to the gym because you refuse to wake up early, take a working out lunch or are too tired to go after work?
No matter what time of the year it is or how busy you get there are always going to be obstacles in your way to success. It is easy when everything works. It is when times get tough and how you find a way to succeed is what defines you.
"Nothing happens to you, it happens because of you." ~ Grant Cardone
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Post by CMO.