Do you want more out of life? You must kill excuses. They hold you back from getting the things you want and make you think that you are weaker than you actually are. When it comes to relationships, success, health, and fulfillment, you need to take those excuses and flush them down the toilet for good. Following are some of the best ways to kill excuses.
1. Stop Waiting For The Perfect Time
Most of our excuses try to justify that it wasn’t or is not the right time. For example, we will say, “I can’t start a walking routine yet because it is too cold outside!” or, “I didn’t work on our relationship because they were not ready to work on it yet.” There is never a ‘perfect’ time to start improving yourself or your life. There is only now. Remember that the next time you try to make a time excuse and just do it.
2. Own Your Actions
Many of our excuses are focused on other people. For example, we will say, “He made me do it!” or, “She made me feel bad, so I had to do it!” But, the way you behave is a direct result of your beliefs. You may do things the way you want, or you may believe that you have to do something the way other people want or you will be judged, but the point is that nobody else can force you to behave in a way that you don’t want to. You choose to do one thing or the other, so your actions always boil down to you – not other people. Once you admit that, it will be hard to make an excuse for anything. It will simply be a matter of what you choose.
3. Focus On Why You Should Make It Happen
Sometimes excuses are made because we are focused on what we don’t want to do instead of why we should do it. For example, we don’t want to work out because it feels hard, so we make an excuse to justify not doing it. But, if we focus on why we should do it, such as more energy, better health, longer life, then it is much hard to make an excuse.
4. Focus On Your Inner Strength
Weak people make excuses, strong people take action. If you want to kill excuses, start focusing on your inner strength and ability to take action on what you need to do. Don’t feel like you have a lot of inner strength? Work on committing to something you want and take action on it every day for 1 week without fail. It doesn’t have to be something big, but it should be something that is challenging and makes you feel good. At the end of the week you will feel stronger and more capable, which will help you kill excuses in their tracks.
5. Make More Time In Your Day
Everything we do requires time, and a lot of excuses stem from the lack of it. When you make more time in your day, you don’t have an excuse not to get done what needs to be done. You can make more time by waking up earlier, ditching unnecessary tasks, and avoiding unnecessary situations.