20 Excuses Students Should Stop Making in Life If They Want to Achieve Their DreamsPHCS
Have you ever said or done something that stopped and discouraged you from taking action toward your goals?
Excuses and negative self-talk are common problems and are what usually stops most of us from fulfilling our dreams. But they aren’t apparent until we become conscious of them. And it’s not until you become conscious of them that you can start to begin changing them to help you move forward.
Below are 20 Excuses Students Should Stop Making in Life If They Want to Achieve Their Dreams
Excuse Number 1: I’m too old to start.
As long as you’re still living and breathing, you still have all the resources to turn your life around. All it takes is will and desire.
Excuse Number 2: I’m not talented enough.
Talent alone isn’t enough to be truly successful. It might help you progress faster, but ultimately, all it requires is hard work and dedication to improve.
Excuse number 3: I wasn’t born in the right area.
Your environment may have influenced the way you’ve been fostered, but that doesn’t mean you can’t decide to change your attitude. You are in control of what you choose to think and feel about yourself.
Excuse Number 4: I Come from A Poor Background.
Some of the most successful people got there with little but a few dollars in their pocket. Money may help you reach your goals faster, but the real value is your inner resources and resourcefulness to get the job done.
Excuse Number 5: I’m not smart enough.
Don’t despair if you feel you lack the knowledge to pursue your goals. There is a good reason why you lack the knowledge—you’re just starting! The key to learning is to start from somewhere and make progress.
Excuse Number 6: I don’t have the support.
While having the support is beneficial, it will not be the reason for your success and is simply ideal for getting you through hard times. The biggest things that matter in your journey toward success and achievement is your drive and motivation.
Excuse Number 7: I don’t have enough time to discover what I like.
If you sit down and make a list of all the things you do in a typical day, you’ll begin to realize that you actually have enough time. Figure out what is wasting your time, and replace it with the things that will get you to your goals.
Excuse Number 8: My family and friends don’t think I’m capable.
No one can tell you how capable you really are besides yourself. If your friends and family disappeared tomorrow, will any of it still affect you? You are the driving force between where you are and where you want to be.
Excuse Number 9: I don’t know if I will succeed.
The greatest mystery about life is in not knowing what’s going to happen. Sometimes, your journey will take you on roads you never thought existed.
Excuse Number 10: I’ve already dedicated myself to a different path.
It is never too late to change paths. Just because you’re on one road doesn’t mean you can’t take a different path and pursue a different journey.
Excuse Number 11: I’m just not lucky enough in life
All of us are lucky all of the time. The difference is, you just don’t see the opportunities presented to you due to lack of preparation. Focus on preparing yourself for them, so when an opportunity comes, you naturally will become luckier.
Excuse Number 12: I didn’t have the right teachers.
There really aren’t many things in this world that you can’t teach yourself. There is free and useful information you have access to at your fingertips that will give you the instructions you need to get started.
Excuse Number 13: I’m not destined to succeed.
Everything that ultimately happens in your life is all due, in part, to the decisions you make. If that’s your current belief about yourself then, chances are, you’re right.
Excuse Number 14: I’m not motivated enough.
If you lack the drive to do whatever it is you hope to do, there’s a chance you don’t want it badly enough or see it as something you really want.
Excuse Number 15: I’m too easily distracted by other things.
There are always going to be things around us that are more fun and exciting to do. But the key thing is to be disciplined and to dedicate a certain period of your time to help move you forward toward your goals.
Excuse Number 16. I’m not educated enough.
Education isn’t necessarily something you have to learn at school. You can never have enough education to get started. If you’re unsure, just take action anyway and learn along the way. Experience always will be the best educator.
Excuse Number 17: I can’t handle failure.
If that’s your belief, then it’s a lie. We are rejected every day of our lives, but we fail to see the rejections because we don’t choose to acknowledge them. Learn to detach yourself from outcomes and to see the process as journey of self-discovery.
Excuse Number 18: I will start tomorrow.
There is no such as a future, only the present. If you genuinely have the time to do something now, then use the opportunity and go and do it. You will feel a lot more energized and motivated, knowing you’ve pushed yourself and made progress.
Excuse Number 19: I’m not ready.
You can never be prepared to get started. If it means learning more will prevent you from failure, then you’re wrong. You will make mistakes and simply learning more will fool you into thinking you’re making progress, when in fact it’s simply a buffer from taking action.
Excuse Number 20. I don’t believe I can do it.
As with point No. 14, your beliefs help steer and guide you toward your goals. If you honestly believe with full conviction that you can do it, you will start to see that everything around you becomes easier. The quality environment is dictated by the things inside you.
Now, stop making excuses that keep you from reaching your dreams. Go forth and prosper!
We all make excuses from time to time. But unfortunately, if you’re not careful, those excuses can become a nasty pattern in your life.
The next time you find yourself using one of the excuses above, pull up this post and remember – you CAN do it!
You just need to kick those excuses to the curb, take some positive action and keep plugging away until you’ve reached your goal.
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