Excuses are a huge contributing factor to why you’re not succeeding in business
If you’re not doing what you know you should like…
Making the call…
Working on the project…
Going to the gym…
You’re making excuses.
What happens is, unless we have the awareness to call an excuse what it really is, we let those excuses rob us of our success.
These excuses cause us and allow us to not take action.
I these excuses all the time:
“Matt, I don’t speak as well as you do”
You don’t need to speak as I do…
You need to speak as you do!
I sucked when I first started doing videos and speaking on stage.
I was terrible!
The more I practiced…
The better I got.
“Matt, I don’t have time!”
You make time for whatever priorities you have in your life.
What are our excuses really saying about us?
They’re saying, “I’m a little bitch!”.
“I’m too fearful to do a video.”
“What if nobody watches my videos?”
What am I going to do to overcome the fact that I’m a little bitch?
Because I don’t want to be one…
I want to be strong…
I want to continually break out of my comfort zone so that even if I suck really bad, I will eventually get good.
The only way to get good at something is to stop making excuses and suck at it…
At least for a little bit.
If your excuse is…
“I don’t know how!”
That just means you’re a lazy bitch.
Do you want to continue being a lazy bitch?
Go do something and figure it out.
Get leverage on yourself and create powerful reasons to not be a lazy ass.
How to get leverage on yourself to stop making excuses
What’s going to happen over the next year, five years, ten years, twenty years if I continue being a lazy sack of shit?
What are the negative consequences?
Am I okay with the negative consequences?
The excuse we often make is because we are fearful.
I know this because
I used to be the guy to always make excuses
I’ve been the procrastinator…
the fearful little bitch.
A person who can’t seem to get through his fears and self-doubts.
But I figured out how to get leverage and set some goals.
Not just yearly goals.
Not just monthly goals or weekly goals…
But daily goals.
If I don’t hold true to my daily commitments…
It means I care more about my little precious feelings than giving value to other people and making a difference in people’s lives.
The reason why I was able to break through and have success in network marketing is that I finally got sick and tired of being sick and tired, and I created enough positive reasons to take action and enough negative consequences to get over the things I was fearing.
An excuse is a justification of holding on to our fears. A justification to stay in our comfort zone.
Call it what it is.
Identify what the real reason is and tackle it.
Create positive reasons to take action now, and negative consequences if you don’t.
Go make it happen.
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