How To Stop Making Excuses And Get What You Want

photo: Lisa Says Gah

 

Procrastination and excuses, a few talents of ours that are really no help to us. But we’re so good at it. If you want to get ahead and get what you want then you need to banish negativity. It’s simple. We have to keep moving forward in order to be successful and accomplish our goals. No excuses. No regrets. The sooner you decide to keep it simple, and just do it, the happier you’ll be. So stop making excuses. You’ll thank yourself later.

1. Take responsibility

Whatever your goal may be, you are going to struggle to achieve it. The way to make this easier is to take responsibility. When you accept responsibility for your life and learn to focus on the things which you can control, you will find it very easy to avoid making excuses when things go wrong. By also taking responsibility you won’t flake on yourself, that project you’ve been meaning to get to for the past couple of weekends, do it this weekend. Be your own boss. Otherwise, excuses rob you of your personal power.

2. Expect Challenges

Almost nothing worthwhile in life comes without a fight. Challenges are an essential part of life, which should be embraced. Whether you like it or not, challenges will be something you constantly face. So instead of dodging them, surprise yourself and know how to overcome them. It will turn you into the kind of girl who gets sh*t done! Because no one wants to be known as the girl who couldn’t.

3. Excuses only hurt you, no one else

Don’t want to go to the gym? Leaving that pile of work for another day? By making excuses, you’re only hurting yourself. Once you realize this you will be far more motivated and mindful of your actions. Once we get these dreaded things done, we normally feel better for it! This is because our brains know that we have to push ourselves, and if we avoid pushing, we’ll create as many excuses as we can to justify our behavior. The truth is, if you want the best, you have to be the best – and no one can do that but you.

4. Revise your language

Negative thoughts can very easily sneak into your head and take over. But once you realize you’re in control, turning those negative thoughts into positive ones becomes easier. I always told there’s no such word as ‘can’t’ and you should follow suit, instead believe that you ‘can’. Follow mantras, and understand yourself, turn ‘I’m not good at this, I can’t do it’ to ‘I’m getting better at this, and if I keep trying soon I will be confident with it.’ Believing in yourself is half the battle.

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photo: Lisa Says Gah

 

Procrastination and excuses, a few talents of ours that are really no help to us. But we’re so good at it. If you want to get ahead and get what you want then you need to banish negativity. It’s simple. We have to keep moving forward in order to be successful and accomplish our goals. No excuses. No regrets. The sooner you decide to keep it simple, and just do it, the happier you’ll be. So stop making excuses. You’ll thank yourself later.

1. Take responsibility

Whatever your goal may be, you are going to struggle to achieve it. The way to make this easier is to take responsibility. When you accept responsibility for your life and learn to focus on the things which you can control, you will find it very easy to avoid making excuses when things go wrong. By also taking responsibility you won’t flake on yourself, that project you’ve been meaning to get to for the past couple of weekends, do it this weekend. Be your own boss. Otherwise, excuses rob you of your personal power.

2. Expect Challenges

Almost nothing worthwhile in life comes without a fight. Challenges are an essential part of life, which should be embraced. Whether you like it or not, challenges will be something you constantly face. So instead of dodging them, surprise yourself and know how to overcome them. It will turn you into the kind of girl who gets sh*t done! Because no one wants to be known as the girl who couldn’t.

3. Excuses only hurt you, no one else

Don’t want to go to the gym? Leaving that pile of work for another day? By making excuses, you’re only hurting yourself. Once you realize this you will be far more motivated and mindful of your actions. Once we get these dreaded things done, we normally feel better for it! This is because our brains know that we have to push ourselves, and if we avoid pushing, we’ll create as many excuses as we can to justify our behavior. The truth is, if you want the best, you have to be the best – and no one can do that but you.

4. Revise your language

Negative thoughts can very easily sneak into your head and take over. But once you realize you’re in control, turning those negative thoughts into positive ones becomes easier. I always told there’s no such word as ‘can’t’ and you should follow suit, instead believe that you ‘can’. Follow mantras, and understand yourself, turn ‘I’m not good at this, I can’t do it’ to ‘I’m getting better at this, and if I keep trying soon I will be confident with it.’ Believing in yourself is half the battle.

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  • This really resonates with me because the one idea that stuck with me after my time in ROTC was accountability. Be accountable for everything you are a part of and yourself and operations will run much smoother!

  • Gwen Kennedy

    I’m studying for the CFP – a designation that I struggle with really wanting to pursue. I needed this today. It’s so much easier… well, to distract myself with the easy things. I am getting better and I can do this! Thank you for the quick pep-post!

  • Humille Coresis

    Just the first words makes a big impact! Like yeah we’re all like that. Thank you for this. Going to this site everyday is now a habit! More power to you guys!