Success is defined by results and destroyed by excuses. It is a fundamental part of human nature to be driven by wants and fears. This drive is manifested in each of us by our personal goals that subjectively define success, or fear of failure to each of us in our own unique way.
Things will inevitably get tough, and this is where we most frequently encounter our doubts and excuses. Just as no one willingly wants to fail, no one willingly accepts excuses. Too many hopes and dreams out there have been crushed by excuses. There is always a choice to be made, but the truth is that very often we don’t even realise we are making it. There are so many painful could-haves, would-haves, and should-haves out there!
The most dangerous and harmful type of excuse is the one that you actually fully believe and don’t even realise that you are making. This type of excuse usually comes when things get really difficult and is perhaps the one most responsible for preventing us from reaching our goals and maximising our potential. Does a voice in your mind rise up spouting familiar things along the lines of “it’s impossible”, “no one could do it”, or “its not my fault”?
Take responsibility, change is hard but nothing is impossible!