Crossing that threshold from a student to an adult. We have all been there. As soon as we decide to take a plunge, something doesn’t go right. Something or the other always ends up making you feel that things are not going your way. Maybe it was lack of effort from your side or maybe it was just the circumstances. But what you decide to do next determines the kind of future you’ll have.
After facing a setback, what do you do? Do you try to take even a portion of the blame or do you keep finding reasons in others? Initiative and responsibility or excuses and defeat?
Excuses were created by man when he simply wanted to be in denial. They gain our sympathy from other people, help us get out of that correct self-blame situation and just rest your entire faith on an incorrect belief that you are not good enough.
These excuses can be anything from not enough time to not enough money. Not ready or not enough experience. What will people think or what if I fail? It’s too risky or what if something goes wrong?
These excuses keep us from doing what we should have done with our lives. Success always consists of a starting and an endpoint. It also consists of a long path in between. You will move forward, sometimes backwards or maybe sometimes a complete roundabout. What you lack is motivation, some inspiration, some drive and that core truth that links you to your dream. Create for yourself a scenario where you no choice but to move forward. Despite all your insecurities, your shame, humiliations and inclination towards excuses. A scenario where you were not allowed go back and you just had to plough plough plough to success. This will show you great results as when you don’t make excuses, you take initiative. You get things done in a way that is efficient. You stop doubting yourself simply because you don’t allow yourself to spend time on that.
Now to save you from falling into these pitfalls of excuses, we are gonna focus on 10 worst excuses you could come up with one by one.
Excuse 1 : Not the Right Time
Circumstances are never perfect or ideal. They will always have some flaws. You can’t let that stop you.
You have to begin when you know you can’t wait anymore.
Excuse 2 : Not Enough Money
We can’t choose in what strata of society we are born into and that can make us financially weak. That doesn’t give you the right to turn it into a pitstop in your journey for success.
- Find a part-time job.
- Learn more about managing and investing money.
- Start with a small income and gradually build towards the top.
Excuse 3 : Not Enough Time
This one is pretty common and irrationally justified by most people. It is obviously all about prioritizing the right thing at the right time. Time management is the key to your cluttered and locked mind.
- You need to be strict with yourself
- Sometimes you have to categorize semi-important things as distracting too.
Excuse 4 : Not enough Experience
The scariest part of our resume. What should we fill under work experience? Remember, it is known that most places you are gonna look, you’ll get turned down because of no experience but there are opportunities for newbies too.
- Just keep looking for them.
- Start somewhere part-time to build on it
Excuse 5 : Not Lucky Enough
Luck is something you generate on your own. Make bold moves and network with people. Stride with confidence and the world will be yours. Lucks turn upside down in no time.
- Work hard
Excuse 6 : Afraid of Failure
Failure is but feedback. Unless of course if you admit defeat. Quitters are not failures. They are worse. They even stopped trying. Failures can sometimes guide your way and even grant you opportunities.
- Ask - What is failure trying to teach me ?
- Learn from the failure
Excuse 7 : Afraid of what People Think
Gossip mongers will always exist in this world. No matter what kind of work you are doing, people will always find a way to diss you. So, stop fearing what people might say, one day you will shut every one of them.
- Focus on what you need to do
- They are not thinking about you anyways
Excuse 8 : Things are too hard
Feeling not good enough is always a bad thing. When the going gets tough, you can’t just say you are not good enough. You have to learn to do small parts of hard things one by one. When you move step by step, you learn more and disappoint yourself less.
- Break the problem into manageable chunks
- Take small steps and build from there
- Inch by inch life’s a cinch, yard by yard life’s hard
Excuse 9 : Too many Obstacles
Never give up. Obstacles are bound to keep coming your way. Plan and prepare in advance. Learn to face adversity because heroes are born after facing adversity.
- Find a way to go past across them
- Seek help from people who have tackled those obstacle
- Find a Life Coach
Excuse 10 : Not Enough Knowledge.
The world is filled with it. How can you still be lacking in it? For every career-oriented goal you have right now, there are millions and millions of books on that one topic. There are mentors and guidance forums you can use. Just commit to it and see the progress. Knowledge is omnipresent. Just go and get it.
- Google it
- Contact someone who has the knowledge
- Create time to gain the knowledge
Stop making excuses. After every stop, analyze yourself, critique yourself but don’t get broken hearted. Learn to face the music and still move forward. Make your dreams come true. They are your responsibility
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