It’s easy to find excuses for avoiding taking massive action on your goals.
After all, taking on a big goal is intimidating! What if you try and fail? What if everyone laughs at you for even thinking you could do it? Most of the excuses we make for not taking action to achieve a lifelong goal come down to FEAR, plain and simple. That fact isn’t very sexy, but there it is.
What’s your excuse for not taking massive action?
Consider these popular excuses for not taking massive action and the fear lying under the surface of each. Which excuse is your Achilles heel?
The timing isn’t right
Guess what? It’s never going to be perfect. Sometimes you just have to take that leap of faith and make your own timing work. If you’ve been saying this for a while, examine the underlying fear that is holding you back. Are you scared of taking that first big step? Are you afraid of falling on your face while the world is watching? We’ve all been there. But rather than beating yourself up for putting off your dream yet again, why not take a deep breath and take that first step? Acknowledging your fear will tame it while making excuses keeps it in the dark, which means you might not ever even try to reach your objective.
Things are too busy right now
Everyone’s life is busy these days, and it might seem like you just can’t add one more thing into your packed schedule. That’s understandable. But, ask yourself what you are willing to give up to reach your goal. Sometimes you have to sacrifice something so that you can get the life you want. Are you willing to give up some of your free time or cut back on work so that you can spend time taking massive action towards your objective? If not, how important is the goal to you…really?
I need to do more research first
This is a favourite. When someone says this, it often really means that they are more comfortable staying in the research phase rather than the taking action phase. As long as you never move out of learning and into doing, you aren’t taking any of the risks involved in taking massive action. But neither are you going to reach your destination. There are times when you just have to decide that you know enough to get started and then start. You can learn more along the way as you get closer and closer to meeting your goal.
Don’t let fear stop you from taking those first important steps to creating the life that you want! Look closely at your excuses and see them for what they really are – fear in disguise.
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