“I don’t have enough time.”
Make the time. Take shorter lunch breaks. Wake up thirty minutes early. Be a better manager of the time you do have.
Who isn’t? Suck it up.
“I don’t know how.”
Then go learn! The world is filled with teachers. Heck, I can’t throw a rock out my window without hitting someone who claims to be an expert at something. Throw enough rocks and you’re bound to hit the right person.
Yes you can.
“It’s too hard.”
Most things worth having in this world are hard to obtain. The level of difficulty to achieve something shouldn’t discourage you – it should reassure you of its worth.
“I might fail.”
You probably will. A lot. As Seth Godin says, you have to fail until you succeed.
“I don’t know where to begin.”
Begin here. Begin today.
“I’m not ready.”
Then go get ready.
When we stop making excuses for why we can’t do something, our seemingly unobtainable dreams become a little more obtainable. Mountains don’t seem quite as high. Oceans don’t seem quite as deep.
It’s time we stop telling ourselves all the reasons we can’t achieve our goals. It’s time we tell our inner voices of doubt to kindly shut up.
It’s time to get to work.
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