Stop Making Excuses And Start Making Progress

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“There is no growth without change. “- Bright

“There is no change without growth.” Bright

“I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I established today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.”- James Joyce, novelist

“Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.”– John Keat, poet

“Great things are done when men and mountains meet.”– William Blake, poet

It takes more time to explain your excuses than it takes to actually do something. If you want to succeed, excuses should be eliminated from your head, from your dictionary, and from your life. If you keep making excuses for not taking action, you are delaying your success.

You are delaying your growth and development. You are holding yourself back. The only cure to excuses is action. Take action. Stop making excuses.

Excuses will make you happy and comfortable for a day, but the consequences are more than the short term happiness and comfort you get from not acting on your dreams.

People who are successful today are not smarter than you do; they just act on their dreams. They faced fear and manage it well. Why are people not taking action to change their situation? People don’t take action to change their lives for many reasons. Here are some of them:

  1. They are scared of the unknown
  2. They want to be perfect before they start
  3. They want to have the right education before they start
  4. They want to have the right amount of money before they start
  5. They want to be in the right environment before they start
  6. They don’t want to start now, because they have medical issue.
  7. So many people are doing what I want to do
  8. It has never be done before
  9. It is not going to do well
  10. I am waiting for the right business partner or partners
  11. I need a beautiful office before I start.
  12. I don’t have time. I am too busy with family issues.
  13. I need a graduate degree before I start
  14. English is not my first language
  15. My spouse is not supporting me. They are just excuses!

These are some of the reasons people wander through life. Stop making them. They are just excuses, nothing else. You can change your life if you want to. You can do it by taking action. If you don’t change your life, no one will do it for you. You are the master of your own life. If you want to take actions to correct things, here is how you can go about it:

  • Know who you are. Know what is important to you. Know your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Assess yourself for talents, skills that you need to get the job done
  • Break the things down into smaller portions that you can manage.
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Reach out to people who have done it before. Ask great questions to find out how they did it. Make sure you find your own voice. If not, you are just imitating someone else’s style.
  • Be disciplined. It takes discipline to get things done.


How To Get What You Want From Life

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To get what we want from life, we must first know what we want. Most people want something but they don’t know how to get them.

You will be successful if you know what you want.

You will be successful if you know how to get what you want.

You will be successful if you focus on getting what you want.

You can get what you want if you believe you can. Napoleon Hill said, “You can do it if you believe you can.”

You can really be successful if you can just do more than you are paid to do. Do more than you are paid to do. Don’t do what others are doing. Do what you think is right, and what will push you closer to your dream. Again, Napoleon Hill said, “Render more service than that for which you are paid and you will soon be paid for more than you render. The law of ‘increasing returns’ takes care of this.”

Let us look at more ways you can get the best that you so much deserved in life.

Take responsibility.                                                                     

When you take responsibility for your actions, you are giving yourself power to conquer other bigger and more challenging things ahead of you. But if you blame other people for your actions, you are giving your power away. Don’t blame anyone. Take responsibility for your actions.

You must accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements.”- Denis Waitley


To get what you want in life, act! Don’t wait for the perfect time to do it. Do it today. If you don’t take action to change your life, your life will not change.

Don’t watch the clock, do what it does. Keep going.”- Sam Levenson

Stop procrastinating.

Your success will not come from putting important things off until tomorrow. Your success will come from doing the first and the most important things first. Don’t procrastinate.

Arthur Ashe said, “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

Failure is not final.

If you fail at something, don’t take it as final. It is not final, and it will never be. It is okay to fail when you are finding the right path to success. If you want to be successful, you must be comfortable with failure.

As Margie Warrell put it, “Just because you fail at something does not mean you’re a failure.”

Be patient.

It takes 10- 20 years to be lucky. If you want to be lucky, you must be patient. Success goes to those who are patient, not those who are always running. Be patient. Success is a process, not by accident.

“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.”- Arthur Ashe

Think positively about things.

No matter what is happening around you, focus on the positive things. When you focus on positive things, you will attract positive things into your life. When you focus on negative things, you will attract negative things into your life.

“We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.”– Dag Hammarskjold, economist

Everything is possible if you want it badly. Focus on what you want and you will get it.