One of the first things I needed to learn when I started my journey to self-discovery (and my journey to become an entrepreneur) was to take charge of my life. And to take charge of your life, you cannot make any excuses no matter what comes your way.
Making excuses is very comfortable because when you start making excuses, that's when you stop making an effort. That's when you stop thinking of solutions. And that's when you get stuck in life.
"Over the years, likely without your conscious knowledge, you have adopted self-limiting beliefs that are quietly sabotaging your best efforts for personal growth. If you pay close attention to your self-talk, these beliefs will reveal themselves in the form of excuses.
"Truth be told, if you really want something, you will find a way. If you don’t, you will find an excuse… and then you will live with that excuse every day of your life.
"This is precisely what makes so many of us unhappy.
"Stop making excuses for why you can’t get it done and start focusing on all the reasons why you must make it happen."
Article: 20 Excuses Holding Good People Back by Marc Chernoff