I am very excited to have a guest blogger for this post. Stacie Walker is an inspiration to anyone who might be ready to give up on building a successful business.
Excuses are the number one reason people fail at building a successful business. During the early stages of building my business, I spent days riding the city bus to work at the public library because my electric and digital services were turned off. I could have used this temporary setback as an excuse to not take the necessary actions to create a thriving online business. That did not stop me from continuing with my plan and working my business. If a majority of people were in my shoes, they would have used this situation as an excuse not to continue to pursue their goals and dreams.
During my first marriage, my ex and I were homeless for two weeks because we could not make ends meet, no matter how hard we tried to keep a roof over our head. I was scared about where I was going to rest my head everyday for 15 days but that did not stop me from continuing to build my business.
Maybe you have been through a similar situation, maybe worse, maybe not. The point is that excuses kill your dreams and allow you to continue to live a life full of mediocrity. You deserve the things you long for and dream about, so it is important to overcome excuses and press on to carry out your deepest desires.
Don’t be the majority that remains unhappy and tolerates a life they dread. Stand up for yourself and rise above the excuses that keep you from changing your life for the better.
The way for you to defeat your excuses is to take action by following three steps below.
How Do You Triumph Over the Excuses that Destroy Your Ambitions?
1. Create a solid plan and write down what you want
Sometimes we forget that brilliant ideas are born with a single thought. If you don’t write down what you want, then it is just wishful thinking.
Here is an excellent quote by Napoleon Hill:
“First you give life, action and guidance to ideas, and then they take on a power of their own and sweep aside all opposition.”
The very first step in keeping your dreams alive is to write down exactly what you want to carry out.
All successful people, no matter their field of expertise, write down an organized plan to transform their goals, dreams, and desires into reality.
2. Develop the right mindset by constructing a library of materials that motivate and inspire you on a daily basis.
I am aware that life can be busy and you may not be able to work on your personal development every hour throughout the day.
Use technology to your advantage!
Collect an arsenal of books, magazines, audio recordings, and video recordings to keep you in the correct frame of mind.
A good strategy is to always schedule a set time to access your personal development materials. It is best to invest in your personal development before you get started for the day and then at night right before you go to sleep.
I love to read books daily but when I wind down at night, I listen to an inspirational audio book. If you are not fond of reading, then you can listen to audio recordings or watch video recordings.
Mix up your library of inspirational and motivational materials because they will help keep your excuses from slaying your dreams.
3. Stay focused on your goals by surrounding yourself with positive and successful people.
Healthy associations are an important key to warding off the excuse “monster”.
If you have not learned much from my past struggles, then take a look around. All across the globe, there are an abundance of successful people to inspire you. With the invention of the internet, it is easy to find positive and successful mentors.
“Birds of a feather flock together.”
People who have been slung through the dirt and have experienced the nightmares of life continue to press on and go after their dreams.
They can be people from the past, people you have not personally met, or people in your local community.
Excuses are your enemy!
Make the decision right now to take action and put any and all excuses behind you once and for all!
Follow these three easy steps every single day.
Whatever daily actions you perform, big or small will bring you closer to completing your goals.
It is so easy to tell yourself, “Now is not the time to focus on ____ because…”
It really does not matter what you say after the “because”. You have already convinced yourself of an excuse to kill your dreams and deepest desires.
Please do NOT give up and consistently take action by writing down what you want, access materials that motivate and inspire you, and surround yourself around positive people.
The more challenges you encounter probably means you are extremely close to a significant breakthrough.
Known as a success-driven entrepreneur, Stacie Walker adores working with professional leaders and entrepreneurs in the small business, home business, and online business industries.
As the founder of Woman in Leadership, Stacie offers valuable business building advice, marketing strategies, featured success stories, financial education, and personal development advice to help improve the skill set of entrepreneurs in any industry.