1. I don’t have the time
That is classic! We tell ourselves we don’t have time to read a book, to exercise, to be with family or go for Bible Study. It is a lie! We have the time to do the things we really want to do, like going to see a football match or going for a kitchen party or spending the entire weekend ‘catching up’ with friends. We tell ourselves that we don’t have time in order to comfort ourselves for not doing the things we really should be doing.
2. I am not good enough
If you open your eyes, and look honestly, you will find a lot of people right now who are not as good as you and yet are living their dreams. Take that excuse off your list. Chances are you think your boss is a complete idiot! That should prove the point, well, sort of.
3. One time won’t hurt
Well, it does. Why? How? One time becomes two times, three times, four times… One thing leads to another. Soon enough, as they say, the rest becomes history. The road to self-destruction starts with one drink, one night-out, one error in judgement. One time will bite you, literally!
4. At least I am not starving
You are not starving? No? But you can do a lot better than that. And you know in your heart that it is true. We are not here just to scrap through or to make our way in the universe crawling around. We have the seeds of greatness within us, each one of us. Everyone.
5. Money can’t buy happiness
No. But it pays the bills. And it’s very hard to be happy when you have bills piling up all the way to your neck. Get up. Go make some money.
6. You only live once
It is true. Trouble is, we use that statement to justify why we do all the things we shouldn’t be doing in the first place. We live once and that is enough–if we live right.
7. Now is not the perfect time
Ivan Turgenev says that , “If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything, is ready, we shall never begin.” Never!
Bonus! Okay, I know I said 7 but here is a bonus point just for you.
8. I don’t feel like it
What would happen if you had a maid who only shows up for work when she feels like? If she doesn’t feel like coming she can stay away! We have to move beyond feelings and emotions and operate in a Commitment Spectrum. #icm_motivation #wekeepgoing
Isaac C. Mwiya
Writer | Motivational Speaker | Trainer
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