Did your mum ever say that to you as a kid – 3 times in a row; when you knew you had something to do and you hadn’t done it yet……and she asked you why not?????
Excuses.….we all have them…..good; bad; logical or not…..are EXCUSES a WOLF wearing different clothing, depending on the day?
Think about it?
Is it the most common conversation you hear…if you listen….do you hear the fear we carry around…..underlying those conversations…..is that what really stops us from operating to our full potential?
I have heard some amazing and quite creative excuses as to why someone is not worthy of having what they want……..
Then I started to wonder; it is ok to have excuses….even if we use a different word??? eg: reasons…..
And Why do we have them??
What is it that holds us back from doing the thing we know we need to do or doing the thing to avoid it?
Do we move towards the pleasure OR the pain of something due to the FEAR of the unknown?
Although I like George Washington’s quote – “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”
AND if you knew that by moving through your comfort zone; up to the next level, only actually took 4% more effort (which is 1 hour of your day) to reach something you truly desired…..would you do it?
If you knew that the statement of “I am just too busy” would stop you from reaching that new goal or “I don’t have enough money” – or “I have to talk to my husband”‘ could ultimately prevent you from ever really being your most incredible version of yourself…..would you stop and think about another way of doing it?
I have learnt this year that it is natural that the biology of change – as we change – that we do feel uncomfortable, our limiting beliefs kick in – it keeps us from moving……what is this thing called a “limiting belief” you ask????
Well it is the belief that you create between the ages of 1 and 7 yrs old…..something happened….we decide that; that is how it is how it is going to be – our version of reality – we protect our selves…..yet – I ask you – how well are we equipped at the age of 7 to deal with the greater world outside of ourselves???
Look; I know we think we are – but it is the belief/habit that tells we are………the belief that you created as a little person….who did the best with what they had at the time – it kept you safe…..up until now that is…….
So instead of having what we want…..we sabotage to keep ourselves safe…whether that is with a diet (food); savings (spending); job (promotion); boy meets girl (relationship)…..believe me…I was an expert at Self Sabotage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OK – right now, take look at the reason why you don’t have what you want…………
Is being safe – playing small – hiding behind the excuses, really going to get you the life you want???
If so, what are you going to do about it?
Well nothing….you are too busy….right??!!!
Well there is the choice to do something….time to flip them!
- Step 1 – take a pen and a piece of paper
- Step 2 – write down the 1 big thing you really want to achieve or do or place to go……
- Step 3 – write down all the excuses of why you can’t have it –
- Step 4 – keep going….keep writing……yes…that means writing more than 1 page….
- Step 5 – read it out loud to yourself….keep reading……keep reading until all the emotion has gone out of it…you might laugh; cry; get angry….just allow yourself to feel
- Step 6 – now – allow your mind to just write…..what is it that you really want and start to change your thoughts around it….
Can you sit there; close your eyes and really picture in your mind…..allow all of your senses in…smell it; feel it; taste it…….until that new belief makes you smile! 🙂 Now go write it down somewhere; a place where you will see it everyday – like your shower door or bathroom mirror…….
GIVE yourself permission to change…to have what you want….only you can do it …life is too short not too!!
Step up away from the fear – from the excuses!
You are worth it!
I have said it before – you can HAVE THE EXCUSE OR YOU CAN HAVE THE TRAINING – you can’t have both……
Training your mindset will change your life and it starts with you………..so stop using my blog as an excuse to NOT go for a walk/hug your wife/dream a little bigger/or tell someone you love them…… and JUST GO!
See you next time 😉
Ps. please share below what excuse you flipped….