How bad do you want success?
We’ve all experienced times in our life where we felt that we really wanted something. Perhaps it was a job promotion, or a new house. Maybe it was something that would contribute to our enjoyment in life. Something like learning to paint or playing the guitar.
The question is…
- How bad do you want to succeed?
- What are you willing to do yourself to make your dreams a reality?
- Are you willing to get rid of your excuses?
A mentor of mine, Robert G. Allen said,
“When you really want something you’ll find a way. When you really don’t you’ll find an excuse.”
There are all sorts of excuses:
- I don’t have enough time.
- I don’t have enough money. (One I used to use a lot, and one I still fine myself thinking far to often.)
- I just don’t have the right personality to… speak in front of people, to lead people, to sale products, to do that kind of work…etc… you fill in the blank.
- My health isn’t good enough.
- I don’t know enough about this…or that…
- I don’t know how to set-up a website.
- I’m just to tired after working a full day to do much else.
What’s the excuse you typically use?
What is the typical response that you tend to fall-back to time and time again?
Chances are you have some excuses you use over and over again.Take a hard look at the “stories” in your life that don’t work. Then choose to create a new story.
Here’s some common excuses people often use to justify their lack of success and tips on overcoming them:
Excuse: I don’t have enough money.
- Determine how you could get the money.
- Could you partner with someone else?
- Could you joint venture with someone else?
- Could you start out smaller, and with less money, that you originally thought?
- Could you do much of the work yourself and save money?
Excuse : I just don’t have the right personality to… speak in front of people, to lead people, to sale products, to do that kind of work…etc… you fill in the blank.
- Your personality is simply your point of view. Decide to change your view of yourself.
- Act like you already have the trait that you want and it will come.
- Get training if you need it. People often find that once they have more training they do have the right personality.
Excuse: My health isn’t good enough.
- People can accomplish a lot more than they think they can. I’ve had plenty of health problems and still accomplished a lot in the same amount of time, than the average healthy person does. I’ve seen people accomplish more in the last three months of their life than the entire ten year before, all because they were dying and they had a definite deadline.
- Find out ways to improve your health and do it. For example: drink more water, get more sleep, workout three days a week.
- Get help from others.
Excuse: I don’t know how. I don’t know enough about this…or that…
- So learn. It really is that simple.
- Read a book
- Get a mentor.
- Attend a class. B
- Become self-taught.
Excuse: I’m just to tired after working a full day to do much else. I’m just going to unwind in front of the TV.
- This is simply a cop-out. Stop the pattern.
- Take better care of your health.
- Go to sleep earlier.
- Fill your day with meaningful and life changing activities. Sure you can have some days to simply relax, but don’t let this excuse rule your life.
Don’t let excuses stand in your way!
Robert Allen also told us that he wanted to propose co-authoring a book with Mark Victor Hansen. Mark had been traveling a lot. So was Robert. They are both extremely busy men.
Robert was having a difficult time arranging an appointment to go over his book idea. Now you have to understand that Robert G. Allen is the type of person that doesn’t let circumstances stop him from accomplishing his goals.
So this is what he did…
Robert called Mark’s administrative assistant and found out his travel schedule. Mark was booked for a trip to Canada. So Robert proceeded to find out Mark’s flight number and the seat he would be sitting in. Then he called and made reservations for the same flight and arranged for a seat next to Mark.
He boarded the plane and was able to pitch his book idea to Mark Victor Hansen on their flight to Canada. He then turned around and flew back home. And they went on to write the book. Now that is doing what it takes to make things happen.
So again I ask you:
- How willing are you to make your dreams a reality?
- How bad do you want success?
- Are you going to make your dreams a reality?