“If it is important enough to you, you will find a way. If it is not, you will find an excuse.”
Never has a quote rang so true. We all know, or have come across someone, who no matter what they’re doing, pretends like God blessed them with the ability to act like a damsel in distress. They’ll tell you how badly they want to go back to school, how badly they want to start their own businesses, how badly they want to follow their life long dream, followed by a long list of reasons why they can’t or haven’t accomplish it yet.
And the cycle goes on and on.
Now I’m sure there are many reasons why people do this. Some might suffer from depressions, some might lack direction, some might be lazy, and some might not even have a reason at all ( trust me, there are people out there like that).
We are all guilty of making up excuses on why we haven’t gotten something done. We are all guilty of breaking promises to ourselves.
Did you catch that?
We are all guilty of breaking promises that we made to ourselves. Think about it–if you constantly told yourself that this year is the year that you are going to go back to school, or start that business–and you quietly forget that you ever said those things when the time came–isn’t that the same as breaking your word to yourself?
We are the first people that we break a promise to, but why? Do we not value ourselves much more than that? Do we not value our words more than that? We, ourselves, should be the first people that we keep a promise to–but we don’t, and that’s how we get into this cycle of “I want to, but…” and “I’ll just start tomorrow.” It seems like we jump through hoops to keep our promises to others, but are quicker than lightening to break a promise when it comes ourselves.
But what if we stopped breaking those promises? What if we actually did what we told ourselves we were going to do? Can you imagine all of the things you would accomplish? We are only as strong as our mental will-power, so how do we accomplish this?
By holding ourselves accountable.
You would never let a friend consistently break their promise to you, so the same standard should apply when it comes to yourself. Hold yourself accountable, and stop putting everything off until tomorrow.
Because all you are ever guaranteed is now.
So, take out a pen and paper, and write out that business plan–get started now. Go sign up for those classes, and work your absolute hardest.
Because in the end, the only thing you will ever regret are the “What If’s”.