Ever wonder if you’re holding yourself back from something that you could actually do (if you just got out of your own head?)
Here’s a simple trick:
Say your excuses out loud.
Make a list of all the reasons why you’re NOT doing something and then say them outloud – with your mouth.
Unless the reason why you can’t do something is “a cheetah is closing in on me at 70mph for a late brunch”, then most likely your excuses start to sound pretty stupid pretty quick when they’re verbalized.
- “I don’t know if it will work” So try and find out.
- “I don’t want to look stupid.” Who really cares?
- “I’m behind on stuff” So catch up.
When you say your excuses out loud, you put your excuses in perspective.
You have food & water, a basic education, access to the internet, and live in one of the developed parts of the world (and you’re not one of the 2 billion people a year living on less than $2/day). You can travel anywhere in the world with $2,000 and 24 hours.
Your life is pretty good. Start acting like it. Stop letting excuses steal away your life and go do something impossible.
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