You can come up with a thousand reasons why you shouldn’t do something, but it can be far more difficult to find one good motivational reason to move your forward. Getting past this problem may be as simple as reframing your excuses to help eliminate them altogether.
So how do you do this? Productivity blog Work Awesome suggests you ask yourself the following questions:
- Are you saying that I should encourage you to fail because your excuse is valid?
- Are you saying that you should encourage me to fail if I have your same excuse?
- Has there ever been someone in history who has succeeded in spite of your excuse?
- How might someone who has succeeded at your goal think about your excuse?
- What’s your life going to be like 5 years from now if you believe this excuse?
Ultimately, anything that helps you come to the realisation that your excuses are pretty much BS will do the trick and these questions should help. Most of the time, your willingness to not do something or just give up is what stops you. So, reframe your excuses so they don’t have that kind of power. It might make them easier to eliminate.
Your Excuses Literally Possess You Like a Demon [Work Awesome]