There is something we all do, often without even being aware of it that puts the brakes on our success and stops us from achieving the happiness we both want and deserve.
It’s something that almost everyone does, but only the really successful are aware of.
You’re curious now, aren’t you?
Before I explain, let me just ask you a couple of questions …
Are you living the life of your dreams right now?
Are you earning the amount of money you want to right now?
Are you as happy as you would like to be right now?
And now for the million dollar question …
Seriously, why aren’t you?
Think about that for a moment … why are you not living the life of your dreams? Why aren’t you as rich or as happy as you could be?
I bet you’ve got a lot of REASONS why, haven’t you? Or if not a lot, at least a few!
Let’s talk about the money one as I think all of us would be happier if we had some more money.
People have lots of REASONS why they don’t have enough money in their life, such as:
“I don’t have the right education”
“I haven’t had the right opportunities”
“I can’t seem to get that break”
“I can never think of an idea that’ll make me rich”
“I have too many bills”
“I just have to buy …”
“I can’t get a better job because …”
Do any of these reasons sound familiar? Maybe someone you know has used these or similar reasons to justify their lack of financial worth.
Ahh … I almost gave it away then!
Reasons that are used to justify why something hasn’t been done or achieved are not reasons they are EXCUSES!
You either do something or you don’t do it. You come up with excuses to justify to other people and yourself why you haven’t done / achieved it!
“I didn’t do the dishes as I was busy”
“I didn’t take the trash out as I was tired”
“I’m late for work because my dog ate my homework”
Excuses! Excuses! Excuses!
The reason I am writing about this is because I had noticed that I had lots of reasons why things weren’t getting done around the house – I was too tired, too busy, had too many other things to do. After 5 months of living in one of our houses, we still had the conservatory filled with boxes from moving in. I was fed up of all the “reasons” why this hadn’t been unpacked and decided to stop making excuses and get on with it. It didn’t take long to clear everything away once the excuses had been stopped and I started to take action.
It’s like this with everything in your life. You are here, reading this because you are someone who is unhappy with a part of your life and want to change it for the better. Whatever part of your life this may be, stop giving yourself reasons why not, and start giving yourself reasons why!
Your reasons why for anything you want in life are your rocket fuel. The more powerful your reasons, the more rapid your achievement of that desire will be. Think now about the things you want to achieve in your life and look at all the reasons why you haven’t achieved it … yet … then drop the excuses and create some reasons why you can, and will, achieve it
Action Point: Think about your goals in life and get rid of the reasons why you can’t / haven’t achieved it and get yourself some powerful and motivating reasons why you can and will achieve it.
You will be shocked by how much you can achieve when you put your mind to it. Focus on what you want to achieve and get some powerful reasons behind you and in just a couple of years time your life will be unrecognisable compared to where you are now!