I have been shocked to see how often people use excuses as a means to not make changes in their business and in their lives. The problem is they are not even aware of it. They say that they want something, that they pursue a change and that they would do anything to get it.
But when the moment of truth comes, the story is totally different.
Decide what you want.
Many entrepreneurs, faced with the situation of having to make decisions relevant to the future of their business, are not really willing to take them or take the actions necessary to obtain results.
And they use excuses as an escape route and as justification for not changing anything, such as:
“I can´t do” X “because I have no money right now.”
“I can´t do” Y “because I already have something planned for that day.”
“I’m not sure this is right for my business.”
I know this because I used these excuses myself for years in my life and in my business. Thenceforth, I keep listening and I witness how many people are self-sabotaging, questioning everything and not taking action.
They ask for a change in their business and want to increase their income; However, when they already have their noses in front of them, they find an excuse to do nothing and begin to question whether it is right to go ahead or not.
If it happens to you too, you must know that, basically, this behavior is a way of not taking responsibility for success and achieving financial freedom, so you will always stay at the same level of income.
That is why, at this point, it is very important that you stop and realize that you are unconsciously afraid of success. Consequently, you are just limiting yourself to the same results, over and over again.
Then, I’ll show you how you can change your way of thinking and acting, to put aside the excuses.
But first, ask yourself the following questions:
What would I think if I succeeded? How would I go on being aware of that great responsibility that would fall upon me?
Believe me, when you decide that you will succeed and decide to go ahead with your commitments (and you do it consistently), one day you will realize that that path is the path you have been searching for all your life.
I know what I’m talking about, because these are the steps that I follow and that many of my clients also apply to change their way of thinking, putting aside the excuses and taking action:
1.- Make a firm and concrete decision, such as: buying something you need, attending a course or seminar, recording a video, writing a book, etc.
Watch out! “I want to make more money”, “I want to go on vacation” or similar are not concrete decisions.
2.- Be aware of your thoughts and feelings (fear, insecurity, panic …)
3.-Look for different ways to make it happen.
4.-It executes, despite the “fear”.
5.- If you do all the above, you will be rewarded for your courage.
Remember that success begins with a decision. Once you decide to succeed, it is time to commit and do whatever is necessary to make it happen.
Instead of saying “I can´t afford this,” ask yourself “how can I do this?”
Likewise, instead of saying “I’m already busy that day”, look for the way to take time.
If you look, it is not about performing giant tasks, but about applying small changes of perception, essential if you want to experience a great change in your life.
You will see how, instead of finding excuses, you will start looking for solutions. You will start acting like a detective and you will focus on how to get results.
To me, life has put me many times in very difficult and seemingly dead-end situations.
But I have always thought that everything happens for something better that is to come and that all I have to do is trust, decide what I want, take the first step, and the “how” will appear.
Unfortunately, too many people do not look beyond and look for alternatives.
The consequence is that they remain frozen and choose to regret systematically, without getting rid of the role of victim who have hung and doesn´t help to move forward.
In addition, when you convince yourself that you are a victim, something bad always happens, and if you don´t change your way of thinking, you will come to “enjoy” that role you play, because it has its benefits.
But you know what? There is always an alternative path. There is always an exit.
Of course: you must be willing to look for that different way of doing things and not just accept that you are not destined to achieve the goals you long for.
It’s about letting go of mediocrity and trusting that there has to be another way to get what you want in your life and in your business.
When you are brave and committed to yourself, you find the means to crown your top. Always and without exception.
Then let me ask you something:
What do you most want to do, but do you never get because you repeat the same excuse?
Write it right now in a list! Please be honest with yourself.
And before answering: “But Melania, I don´t have enough money” or “I’ll do it when I have more time”, I warn you, it’s just a matter of perception. For real.
Because if we were talking about a matter of life and death, something really important and urgent, you would find the time and money to solve it, right?
So the excuse “I don´t have the time or money to change my life or the results of my business” is no longer valid.
If you want to change your life and improve the results of your business, you have to commit and take action, despite excuses and fear.
Otherwise, within 1 year, 10 years or 30 years, you will be in the same situation that you live now. Is that what you really want?
It all boils down to being willing to act differently.
It is to say YES to what is important and possible for you; To say YES to opportunities that approach you and take action.
I promise you, if you do, your life and your business will never be the same.
So no more excuses! Decide what you want and go for it!