Aug 17, 2020
There are no good excuses. That is why they are called excuses. Unfortunately, most people don't even realize what false truths they are believing. Thom Shea, 23 year Navy SEAL vet and sniper, mentions that there are four main excuses we all have in our lives: I'm tired, I don't have support, pain, and the most common, I forgot.
How do you get rid of these? You have to want it more than you do now. Whatever you are trying to achieve needs to overcome the excuse, even "I forgot". Because of the difficulty of life and goals in general, these excuses tend to be subtle, seductive, and believable. Think about it: you are in pain, you're tired, no one believes in you and the real, tangible things are there.
Truly successful people silence those excuses and don't allow them to define the decisions they make. Your goals have to be more tempting than the opportunity to quit. Quitting sounds so good, right? No more pain. No more suffering. However, the regret will eat you alive. You can stay average or you can be great.
Another problem that a lot of people face is regret. When presented with two choices that aren't clear, you will most likely be sorry for not choosing the other. The very regret stops you from putting your entire mental focus into what you want to achieve. Make a decision and run with it. Don't look back.
Finally, the biggest obstacle that people face is the belief that your circumstances get to define who you are and what you are capable of. The problem with believing this is that you tie up your worth to those circumstances. If you truly believed that you are worth more than what are going through or have, you can change that. You can have whatever you want as long as you follow this principle: Honor your word and never give up.
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