Don’t Make Excuses, Make Improvements

Don’t Make Excuses, Make Improvements

Five frogs were sitting on a log. 4 decided to jump off. How many are left?
5. Why? Because deciding and doing are not the same. It always seems impossible until it’s done. Cut the crap and just do it.

You either find a reason to do the job or an excuse for not doing it.

Get obsessed, totally obsessed. There is no just liking what you do, get obsessed with it.  Stand up and do what you want! Don’t be lazy! Don’t hesitate! Don’t let excuses stop you from achieving your goals! Life is what you make of it. Because in the end, the worst regrets are of those experiences which did not even happen, because you made an excuse. Let go of people who hold you back. Give yourself a chance to explore your talents. Have a goal. Have a plan. Have difficult targets. It’s okay if you fail. But it is not okay to give up because you failed once. Stop trying to find reasons for not doing something.
Excuses are the reasons which keep you in your comfort zone forever. Life is an adventure. Live like it.

Why do we make excuses in the first place? Why do we lie to ourselves? Why are we lazy to experiment with our capabilities? Why are we scared to fail? Fear of embarrassment, fear of rejection or fear of uncertainty? Or are we scared of change? Ask yourself these questions and get some answers. You need to know yourself- your fears, insecurities and flaws. You need to know at what point you are the most under-confident about yourself, so that you rise above all fears and achieve self-confidence.

Avoid Making Comparisons.
Your life isn’t a race. The only person you need to be competing with is yourself. Compare your present you to your past you. Keep motivating yourself.  Appreciating and noting someone’s good points is fine, but comparing yourself with them just makes you want to be like them. You feel bad about yourself- it brings you down emotionally and immobilizes you mentally. The basis of comparison may not be fair, since we all come from different backgrounds, we all have different experiences, and we all see things differently. Comparing yourself with others is like comparing a fish to a bird. Recognize what you have and appreciate what the others have.

Avoid Dwelling on the Past
You can’t spend your whole life cribbing about that one mishappening of your past. Having a positive outlook is necessary. Every bad experience teaches you a thing or two, let’s focus on that rather than feeling sorry about ourselves.
So what if you were not appreciated for your work before? That reason is not enough to stop you from trying again. No hard-work goes unrewarded.  Stop allowing your yesterday to ruin your today. Accept what has happened. See every day as a new challenge, a new chapter.

Taking full responsibility for failures and mistakes
We humans are in this habit blaming everyone or everything else instead of ourselves for our own actions. We need to realize that life is not built upon luck or fortune, but rather on our ability to successfully adapt to the changing conditions that life throws our way. Courage is admitting your mistakes and taking full ownership of your mistakes. This helps you to make better judgments and keeps little problems from growing into big ones.

Focus on solutions and new opportunities
Seek alternate perspectives by asking other people for their opinions, comments, and feedback. Focus on your strengths and use your weaknesses to better yourself.

Stop saying I won’t, I can’t, I’ll do it later, I’ll try, I may do it, tomorrow, day after.. NO! DO IT NOW! If you want to get from where you are in life to where you want to be, you need to avoid making excuses and focus on the tasks that are going to get you there.