Three Excuses Holding You Back From Achieving Your Goals

Sep 03, 2020

There are three main areas in your life that are holding you back from taking action and going after your dreams.  You may have this inkling of an idea but push it down because of three little excuses that get in the way.  Your ideas and dreams never see the light of day because you can’t overcome these three excuses.  It’s time to bust through those excuses and start living your dream life.  Here are the three excuses holding you back from achieving your goals.


Amount Of Time

The first excuse is time.  You believe you just don’t have enough time to get done what you need to.  You think that your goals will require too much time right now and you just don’t have the time to make it happen.  However, if this goal is important enough to you, you will make the time.  Think about those times in your life when you had a crucial deadline to get something done.  But, you wanted to go out and do something fun.  You would get your work done so you could go out and do the things you really wanted to do.  You found the time because it was that important to you.  If your goal is important to you, you will find the time to make it happen.


Right Time

Besides the amount of time being an excuse, you may think that it’s just not the right time.  As in, you will wait until the perfect time when everything is all lined up and your ducks are in a row for you to start working on your goal.  Yet, there will never be a perfect time.  Something will always come up that will prevent you from taking action.  You may overcome one obstacle but another one will be thrown at you.  The best time to start is right now.  Even when things don’t appear perfect or if you’re struggling to set aside time, just start.  Make it messy and be okay with mistakes that will teach you something along the way.  Simply begin, even if you don’t have the perfect roadmap for how you’re going to make it happen.



The next excuse holding you back from achieving your goals is that you don’t have enough experience.  You have a limiting belief that if you just knew more or had the skills to get the job done, then you’d be able to start working towards your goal.  However, there is always something more you can learn.  That is what life is all about.  It’s continually learning and growing.  But, this is how you gain experience.  It’s in the doing!  If you wanted to learn to ski, reading books and watching YouTube videos would not be as beneficial as actually getting out on the slopes and giving it go.  You learn by doing and that’s where you’re going to get the experience you need to feel more confident.  Have the courage to start even when you don’t feel like you have all the answers or necessary experience.  You gain the experience by taking action.



The last of the three excuses, is that you don’t have enough money.  You may just be scraping by right now and your goal will require funds that you simply don’t have at the moment.  Don’t let that stop you.  Get creative and find ways to earn the additional income you need to turn your dreams into reality.  Maybe that’s selling some stuff you don’t use or getting a second job.  If your full time job is supporting your lifestyle right now, then it’s okay to start a side hustle and work on your dreams.  You can do both.  Do not let a lack of money stop you from going after your goals and dreams in life.



These three excuses are holding you back from achieving your goals.  Shift your mindset to realize that you will make the time if your goal is important enough to you.  Remember, there will never be a more perfect time than right now to start.  Something will always come up that tries to prevent you from going after what you want most in life.  If you want it that bad, you will make it happen.  It is said, if there is a will, there is a way.  Do not feel like you need to have all the answers, be fully qualified, or have tons of experience.  Just start and learn as you go.  Experience is built through doing.  Lastly, if you think you don’t have enough money then it’s time to start attracting more money into your life.  Get scrappy and find ways to earn an additional income.  Your dreams do not deserve to sit there and collect dust.  Stop letting these three excuses hold you back from achieving your goals in life.


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