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5 excuses you tell yourself for not “achieving” | Moving in Bliss

We are humans, and like such, we don’t know how to properly deal with losing. As much as we would love to tell ourselves we do know how to deal whenever we lose at something or don’t manage to achieve a goal of ours, we truly don’t. Instead, we make excuses for ourselves whenever we failed to achieve something.

I mean, think about it. How many times have you failed at something and simply put the blame on somebody or something else? How many times have you told yourself, “Well, I did everything I could” but you know you didn’t?

Listen, we have all been there. It’s okay, it happens. But if you have ever caught yourself using one (or worse, more!) of these excuses, then it is really time to stop and put that time and effort into something else.

#1: I didn’t have the time.

This is a classic excuse when you didn’t achieve a particular goal. You immediately turn into the “Oh, I didn’t have enough time to prepare!” excuse. And sometimes it might be true, but most of the time it isn’t.

You see, when you are really passionate about something, you make time for that thing. You make it work, because you want it to happen with all of your being. Sure, you might be squeezing time out of nowhere, but you if you really want it badly, YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT WORK!

#2: I didn’t have the money!

Whether we like it or not, we live in a society ruled by money, however, you should never stop going after your dreams and goals just because money is on the way! That’s not the right answer.

It is all about finding cheaper and better ways to achieve your goals. It’s not about centering your focus on saving for that specific thing you want. It’s about creating an opportunity to produce money, and not to be defeated by the need of it!

#3: I’m too old or too young.

Listen, that’s a lie. Nobody is either too young or too old to achieve something they have always wanted. It doesn’t matter if you want to be the CEO of a fancy company, or you want to quit everything and become a professional surfer, your age shouldn’t limit the size of your dreams!

#4: I’m just not good at it.

This is tricky, because sometimes we really aren’t good at some things (for example, my friends know this very well, I’m terrible at singing), but other times it is not that we are bad at it, but that we aren’t putting our 100% into the thing.

I mean, imagine if you put all of your effort into mastering something, can you imagine how good at it you would become? Exactly! It isn’t that you’re “just not good at it”, you just need to put in a bit more effort.

#5:  It wasn’t worth it.

This is by far the worst excuse, and the one we tell ourselves the most. Suddenly, whenever we can’t achieve something we really wanted, it turns out it “wasn’t really worth it”. And that’s a lie! It is worth it, we were just too afraid to sacrifice some things for others.

Like I said before, we all have told ourselves these excuses at some point in our lives, but the important thing is to recognize them for what they are: Just excuses.

You need to start holding yourself accountable and realizing your own potential and just drop the excuses. You are capable, you have all the abilities it takes to reach your goals, you just have to put your mind, body and soul into it and you’ll make it!

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  1. Prashant

    Nicely put.. Putting blame on others is simple and easiest wayout. It takes practice not to blame and take the responsibility. It is also said, if you blame someone then you take negative karma from others.. so, be careful when you blame.. 🙂

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