“I suggest that you become obsessed about the things you want; otherwise, you are going to spend a lifetime being obsessed with making up excuses as to why you didn’t get the life you wanted.” – Grant Cardone
The only thing that continually takes you wherever you want to be in life is a consolidate and determined commitment to your goals.
Define your goals with an absolute words, this way your excuses will fade away easily.
As professional basketball executive Patrick Riley said, “There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as life in-between.”
It’s an unavoidable truth that our excuses can be stronger than our dreams. And to win this challenge we don’t have many choices. Either our dreams has to be stronger or we have to overcome our excuses.
A way to make our dreams stronger is to connect to them emotionally. And this means for time thinking about them and working really hard to make it happen. Making a commitment to be the person you want to be, and to write down your dreams can help to connect with your dreams emotionally and mentally.
Let’s say you feel very comfortable about what you want and you started doing a progress towards your goals. After some time and effort; the one and biggest excuse that will appear in front of you will be “I don’t have enough time.”
If you come across this excuse, that’s very normal. Don’t panic, because this happens to appear in front of anyone that is trying to achieve some things in this life. A way that I think helps to conquer this excuse is to have the ability to manage it. We all have 24 hours everyday, and it is a matter of how to use it. Managing time wisely will help you to create some time that you thought didn’t exist at all. Prioritizing things is also an important factor to create some time.
We all do this mistake of “first come – first serve,” which leads us to have nothing at the end of all that tiredness. Sometimes we even do things that we don’t question what will it bring us other than losing time. Social media, group messagings, hanging out in Instagram, checking people’s stories, just watching outside on our bus trip to work, listening to music on our commute to work and etc. These are just some of many factors that takes away our time. Currently I am reading an amazing book called “Digital Minimalism” by Cal Newport. Would like to share my notes on another post.
Stop dreaming about your dreams, start commitment and connect to your dream emotionally. Overcome your excuses by making bigger steps towards your dreams.
A car will not take you from point A to point B, if you don’t have the key to start the engine. – random me thinking of a sentence to finish this post randomly 🙂