How To Get Past All Your Excuses

How To Get Past All Your Excuses
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Get past excusesYou would probably be surprised by the number of excuses I hear on a daily basis. People always have a reason for not being on the right path to achieve their dreams. Now, I understand there are situations and challenges that everyone faces and these are the things that will get in your way when you are trying to achieve something. However, it is up to you whether these challenges actually stop you or only create hurdles that you jump over.

 

Please don’t take this as the “expert” talking down to the “not-experts.” I have been there! I’ve been discouraged and broke. I’ve faced huge failures and disappointments. I’ve been scammed out of money, and I’ve endured personal loses. Yet none of those things stopped me from pursuing my goals.

 

The first thing you need to do to get past the excuses is deciding what your goals really are and understanding whether or not those goals are realistic. For example, being able to quit your “job” and working from your laptop while traveling the world is an awesome and attainable goal. Here is an unrealistic goal: being able to quit your “job” and working from your laptop while traveling the world within the next 30 days.

 

The bigger the goal, the more patience you will need in accomplishing that goal. Too many people set themselves up for failure by setting unrealistic time goals. This leads to discouragement and the mistaken idea that their goals are unattainable. So, first thing you need to do is write down your goals. Get as detailed as you can.

 

The second thing you need to do is decide where you are now in terms of your goals. Are you just getting started? Have you already started your business, but still not making enough to focus on it full time? Maybe you have found some success, but have yet to reach a big breakthrough.

 

Finally, write down all the excuses you use to put off doing the things you know you need to do in order to accomplish your goals. As you move forward, hold on to the list as a reminder. Every time you hear yourself thinking or saying one of the excuses on your list, stop and start over.

 

Here are 5 daily-use strategies to help you  continually move forward and not let yourself get held back by excuses. Let me start by saying, when procrastination is not caused by excuses, it is usually caused by distractions. These distractions may include thoughts unrelated to your current task constantly running through your head, friends, family, social media, etc. Getting rid of or handling distractions is as essential as getting rid of the excuses.

 

1. When you know you need to get something done, just do it. We all have tasks we don’t really want to do. It might be some A businessman working outdoor at a parkimportant phone calls, or it might be something you find boring or challenging like writing new articles, working on your newest email sequence, or editing the video you made the day before. We all know what tasks need to get done; putting them off will only delay our ability to meet our goals.

 

 
2. Figure out what really needs done. Although everyone has busy work that needs to be done, you need to focus the majority of your time and energy on the tasks that are going to make you money. Make a to-do list for the week and each day. Prioritize your to-do list, so you know what tasks need to be focused on first. Make adjustments to your daily to-do lists as needed. If you see a task that is consistently skipped over or moved to the next day’s to-do list, take a second to ask yourself why. Is it an unimportant task? Or is it a very important task that you just don’t want to do?

 

 
3. Cross off non-essential tasks. If you find your to-do list is filled with tasks that aren’t directly going to make you money, then your priorities are way off. You need to re-evaluate how you make money and what needs to be done in order for you to make money. Additionally, have a to-do list that is consistently too long will discourage you because you’ll never be able to get your entire list done.

 

 
4. Create a file for random thoughts and notes. This can be a notebook, a physical file or a file on your computer, phone, etc. Anytime you start getting consumed with thoughts distracting you from your current task, write them done and stick them in your file. These thoughts could be new business ideas, business concerns, etc. Anything that is distracting you from getting your work done. Then schedule in time once a week to go through this file and clean it out. Decide which ideas deserve more thought and which ones can be scrapped.

 
5. As soon as the excuses start bubbling up, stop yourself and start over. Letting go of the excuses will allow you to achieve your goals.

 

As Always…

1. PLEASE leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts.

2. PLEASE pass this on to any other home business entrepreneurs you know (facebook friends, twitter friends, etc) if you think it might help them.

To YOUR Success,
Devon Brown 🙂

 

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About Devon Brown

From over $40,000 in debt (and bankrupt at age 23, to now doing over $1-Milion in sales per year, Devon Brown (creator of RenegadeSuccess.com) enjoys teaching internet home business entrepreneurs the short-cuts he wishes he knew about when he first started. For free video advice that makes learning internet marketing FUN & SIMPLE, be sure to follow Devon on Facebook

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