Updated: Feb 25
"If something is important enough to you, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse."
Sometimes I hear comments like these:
“I don’t have enough time to get it done.”
“My deadlines keep me from planning more carefully.”
“My sales are down because I don't have good leads.”
When I hear these and similar statements, I want to ask: “Do you realize what your brain is going to do with that trash you just put into it?” I rarely do, of course.
There's a certain principle at play here, though. People who utter what I refer to as “trash” statements, are planting the seeds of an excuse in their brain. It may seem like a logical explanation, but to their brain a “permission slip” is created that looks—and very often functions—a lot like an excuse.
At best, excuses shift personal accountability and limit results. At worst, they justify failure.
No one truly wants to live this way.
Before making excuses, try looking at the situation carefully, critically, and most importantly, confidently. Instead of inventing reasons as to why you can't, make plans to overcome obstacles by believing you can.
Clogging your mind with "trash" only limits your potential. Fill it with the treasure of positive thoughts and beliefs and watch the difference it makes in your life!