Today we're going to talk about the three excuses that hold people back from achieving the goals and outcomes that they desire in life.
Once you learn to overcome and better master them, you're going to find that you will develop the tools and resources that are going to make you much more efficient. And once you get to that point, you will achieve the outcome that you desire in life. That outcome may be spiritual, financial, financial or it may be emotional. The key is to focus on the process that sets you up for achieving it and the first step is to eliminate the excuses.
The first excuse is not having an understanding of yourself.
You have to have a powerful why, a powerful answer, to the question why you want to achieve what you do.
For example, some questions you ask yourself may be:
“Why do you want to lose weight?”
“Why do you want to get more finances in your life?”
“Why do you want to have a better relationship with your spouse?”
Let’s take the example “why do you want to have better finances in your life?” You may have an answer such as, "I want more finances because I want to be more comfortable in my life."
Now that's a nice answer, but it's really superficial. Suppose you had a deeper answer such as "I want more money because I don't want my children to go through the financial struggles that I had growing up." That's going to resonate with you more and be a more powerful answer to your why. When you create a deeper answer to your question, it's going set you up for getting more success and move you forward rapidly towards the outcome that you desire.
The second thing is making the excuse of not having enough money to do what you want to.
People just fail to think on a deep enough level.
They may say:
"Well, I don't have the money in my bank account right now."
"This is way too expensive to be able to get this project off the ground."
"I just don't have the finances to take what I want to do to the next level."
The problem is that people just quit too soon.
You may think that there's only one, or two different ways that you can get the finances that you want. Learn to be more creative and think on a deeper level. If you can't get traditional financing, for example, through the banks to start up your business, who else can you look to?
Perhaps, you could look at asking family members for startup funds.
You may look into the option of getting small business grants.
Learn to think outside of the box.
Looking around your home, are there things that you could potentially sell on eBay or at a garage sale?
Or, you could look at other options such as an angel investor. Is there a person that invests in startups that would invest in you?
Just think deeper and don't think superficial when you want to have the finances that you want.
The third thing is making that excuse of “I don't have enough time."
This is nothing more than a cop out, because everybody has the same 24 hours in the day, same seven days in the week. Your multi-millionaires, your billionaires or the world, have the same 24 hours in a day, seven days in a week that you have. They don't have 25, 26, 30 hours in the day.
Where they excel at, where the average person doesn't, is that they know how to maximize the time that they have.
They know how to be time-efficient.
They don't waste their time on trivial things like TV, web browsing, or hanging around people that aren't going to really push them to the next level.
Reflect on the three excuses that may be holding you back from things that hold you back from getting to the goals and the outcomes that you desire in life.
Until next time, take care and be well!
Dr. Terence Young
a.k.a. The Doctorpreneur
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