People often misunderstand me when I tell them they’re full of excuses for not achieving their goals. “But I’m not lying! My reasons are true and legitimate!”. No one said excuses equals lies; they can as well be very truthful, however they remain excuses. It’s a rather harsh thing to say and I used to get angry in the past as well, but when I grasped the essence of those words, a whole new perspective opened up before my eyes.
In other words, when you really, REALLY want to achieve something, you just sit down and do the job, without much talking. You just do it and that’s that. Because “if you have the time to talk, you might as well use that time to do the job”. You brainstorm, you look up the sources, you research for methods, you find the means, you create the opportunities, you cultivate the skills, you look for the people who can help you achieve your targets. It’s definitely very hard work, but this is why just 1% of people in the world achieve great success: because they’re willing to do all the hard work the 99% doesn’t feel like doing. 99% of people out there, don’t want to sacrifice their afternoon coffee, their relax time on the sofa, their weekend trip with their partner, their movie night with friends. Well, that’s fine and dandy, but you contradict yourself when you say “I really want to achieve this and that goal, it’s the dream of my life!”. Well, sorry to break it to you, but no, it’s not. Or if you’re convinced it is, then you need to reassess your course of action from zero.
It sounds complicated, but looking back, it’s pretty simple. Are you willing to sacrifice what it takes, do what it takes, endure what it takes? If the answer is “yes”, you’re on the right track. If the answer is “no”, you’d better save yourself the headache and start pursuing a different goal. As long as you harm no one, every goal, no matter how small, is noble and no one has the right to judge you, but first you need to be honest to yourself and face the facts. Good luck and have a cool week!