Today’s post might be a tough pill to swallow but it’s been the truth in my experience. I used to be someone whose excuses tainted my perspective. I was so caught up in the day to day that I not only lost sight of my dream but stopped dreaming. It was a very stagnant and monotonous place to be. It took overcoming depression to revive my desire to dream and to see things from a different perspective. In the years since, I not only allow myself to dream but I chase those dreams daily.
“Success occurs when your dreams get bigger than your excuses.”
Success is the result you reap from the choices you make, the action you take, and energy you put into cultivating it every day. I know what it’s like to say I don’t have the time. I know what it’s like to have too many things on my plate. I know what it’s like to lack the funds. I also know what it’s like to find ways around all of those excuses. We all have 24 hours in a day. The difference between those who maximize that time and those who don’t is how they spend it. I said I didn’t have time but I watched TV and scrolled through my social media feeds mindlessly for quite some time before going to bed. Now I spend my night hours creating content. I had too much on my plate so I got rid of the things that consumed my time that didn’t enrich it in some way. I didn’t have the money to do things on the scale that I wanted to so I started doing what I could with what I had.
There’s no judgment in this post and I don’t use excuses in a demeaning way. I know it’s uncomfortable for it to be called out in that way but I’m simply sharing that I know where you are if your excuses are outweighing your efforts. I want you to know that there is always a way to move forward. In fact, some of the most remarkable dreams people have brought to fruition have come from a place of challenging their excuses. I encourage you to get creative. Think in ways you haven’t before. Come up with ridiculous ideas. Go back to child-like solutions (sometimes it’s the most simple things that work!). Read and discover the story behind people who have found ways to reap results because their efforts were greater than their excuses. Chasing your dreams isn’t always easy but then again for me, living a life of excuses wasn’t either.
Sending you lots of love and wishing you all that you need to support you in making your dreams bigger than your excuses!
P.S. I know what it’s like for people to tell you that they did something but not know how they did it. If you want to know how I overcame my 17-year battle with depression in a way that can support you to create a more positive mindset, you can check out my book here.
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