…ever talked yourself out of a good thing?
You knew you should have asked him or her out, spoken up, gone on that trip, and started that business. etc.
I know we all have.
And to soothe that pain and disappointment we try to convince ourselves that it was for the best. – They would have rejected us, we would have made a fool out of ourselves, we’ll wait til the next time, and it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Why? – Because we don’t want to admit that we might be wrong.
And if there’s anything we don’t like to be, it’s that we’re wrong. So we plaster over that hole with enough excuses that it’s not noticeable to ourselves and others.
We’re always the winner in our minds.
Heck, even when it comes to doing something like putting on a pair of runners and going for a walk, we negotiate ourselves out of it with an ‘I’ll do twice as much tomorrow’ excuse. – So we still get a win even though we don’t deserve it.
We were taught in school that every action has a reaction but weren’t told that ‘action’ also has another partner, and that’s an ‘excuse.’
Because you can’t have one without the other.
We’ve either got the action we need to take or the excuse for not doing so. – And for some of us, that excuse creating, is the only action we ever take.
And if we can’t come up with one, you can be sure that friends and family will find plenty for us to fill that gap.
Because, like us, their own lives are riddled with excuses instead of actions.
For some of us, that’s all we have to look back on.
So what’ll it be today? – Action taken or excuse created.
Because it’s either one of the other.
A few years back, I could have given you tons of excuses why I couldn’t do what I do now. Thankfully I wised up to them and took action. If you’d like to see how I did it and the 3 online business secrets I learned along the way, go to https://www.WriteCome.com now.