“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”
Ever feel like something is holding you back from happiness?
You aren’t sure why, but every so often you find yourself saying “no” when you really want to say “yes.” You turn down critical opportunities that you know you should be grabbing with both arms. You pretend not to notice how your most cherished dreams are languishing on the sidelines.
Over the years, perhaps without your conscious knowledge, you have adopted some serious self-limiting beliefs that have secretly sabotaged your best efforts of personal growth. If you pay close attention to your self-talk, these beliefs will reveal themselves in the form of excuses. What you need to do is catch yourself in the act and replace these excuses with positive alternatives.
Here are 25 ideas to get you started:
1. “It’s too late for me.”
As you grow up, you see people achieve things like getting a degree, building a career, making money, getting married, having kids and so on. This sets the expectation in your mind that you too need to achieve certain things by a certain age. And if you move at a slower pace than others, this limiting belief holds you back from going after what you really want right NOW.
Alternative: “Now is a perfect time to start.” – Get over the baseless, default beliefs that certain things have to be done by a certain age. The simple fact is that life is a series of events based on your own actions at any given moment. You can have those events happen in your life in any order or sequence you like. Age has nothing to do with it.
2. “I don’t have time.”
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