We all do it. Make excuses to ourselves on why we haven’t met certain goals or found a certain amount of success. Making excuses on why you are not accomplishing things is a very common practice, but it is something that may be holding you back. If you know you are someone who tends to make excuses, it is important that you are aware of some of the most detrimental excuses out there and stop yourself from making these excuses whenever you can. They may seem innocent enough, but in the end avoiding these excuses can unlock your potential and help you find the success that you have been looking for.
“But I don’t Have a College Degree”
There are certain fields where you do technically need a college degree in order to secure a job. However, having a college degree is not a must for being successful. In fact some of today’s most established entrepreneurs were all college drop outs. If you don’t have a college degree, so what. Stop using this as an excuse. If you have the drive and ambition and are willing to educate yourself on the topics you want to become an expert in, there is nothing that can hold you back, not even having a college degree.
“But I’ve Never Done Anything Like This Before.”
While experience can always be a helpful asset to have on your side, everyone has to start somewhere. Saying you’ve never done something before and using it as an excuse is basically saying you are not good enough to do what you have always wanted. While you may not have the professional experience that others do, chances are your life experience will be more than enough to help you take on the challenges of an exciting new professional venture. You can use this life experience for virtually any type of work you want to find success in.
“But I Just Don’t Have the Time.”
Saying you don’t have enough time to do something, typically means you are not willing to make the time. If you want to have success, then you need to make success a priority. We all have the time to do what we want to do but many times we confuse this with making the time or taking the chance needed to get started. If you can just dedicate an hour a day to your dreams, you will quickly find yourself on the road to success. The catch is being ready and willing to make that effort.
“But No One Has My Back”
Many people feel as though they are alone in their attempts to find success. Many people like to blame their bosses, their parents or their spouses for their lack of support, but in the end this is just an excuse. If you don’t have the support that you think you need, then you have to go out and find it for yourself. You need to be surrounding yourself with people who support you and who have similar goals as you do. If you don’t have this type of support, then you need to make some changes in your inner circle.
Keep these excuses in mind as you travel on your own path to success and remember that they are only holding you back and preventing you from having the life that you want.