4 excuses keeping you from success

Sean BowerWhen we see someone else trying to hold us back or keep us from being successful, it’s easy to identify the obstacle and then hurdle it.

But what happens when it’s you whom is keeping yourself from success? How would you even know? What could you possibly do to overcome that?

Many people fail to reach financial success because they allow themselves to justify not even truly striving for it with 4 particular excuses. It’s time to get rid of those excuses today…

YOU could be the reason why you haven’t yet reached the success you desire. I’m not saying this to make you feel bad, but rather because you need to hear it if you’re ever going to bypass this powerful barrier.

And It’s certainly possible that you’re keeping yourself from achieving more without even knowing it.

The good news is that you CAN overcome your own manufactured obstacles, you just need to know what they are and why you should rid yourself of that mindset.

So here are the 4 excuses you need to – and are about to – overcome…

1. I’m too old/young/poor/uneducated/etc. to do that…

This way of thinking can easily creep into your mind without you even realizing it, and it’s incredibly dangerous. Plus, it’s always completely false.

Perhaps society has conditioned people to think like this, but it’s your job to no longer carry this burden with you. Think about this – at some point in the life of the majority of the people who are now rich, they were not rich. Sure, some were born into money, but the vast majority made the leap that you’re trying to make.

And the same remains true for the other excuses along the same lines.

You don’t need to be a college graduate – 8th-grade dropout Kirk Kerkorian is now worth $3.3 billion (yes, billion with a ‘B’). He didn’t need to be highly educated to do that.

You don’t need to be a certain age – we’re seeing new teenage-millionaires pop up seemingly every day. Mark Zuckerberg isn’t the only young person to become wealthy.

There isn’t an age limit – Harland Sanders (Colonel Sanders) was 62 before getting rich off of his fried chicken. And Harry Bernstein didn’t achieve real professional success until the age of 96!

2. I’ll do that after I…

This excuse kills me, but I hear it all the time. Do you have a dream or plan, but haven’t started on it because you’ve given yourself one of these excuse:

  • I’ll start doing it after I get married.
  • I’ll start doing it after I graduate.
  • I’ll start doing it after I make X amount of money.
  • I’ll start doing it when I have more time.

My rebuttal is this: why?

You’ll always be busy, you’ll always have more goals, you’ll always keep coming up with something new that you think you need to achieve. Instead, start today. Everything else will come along when you’re chasing after success. And this way, you won’t have any regrets.

3. What will people say if I do this or if I fail?

Do you have an idea for a business that you’re not sure how your friends or family will react to? You simply can’t let the potential thoughts of others keep you from going after success.

And there’s the potential for anyone to fail at anything. So would you rather try to make your dreams come true and find out if you can, or never even try and look back on your life with immeasurable regrets? It’s that simple.

It’s time to stop keeping yourself from taking that first step towards success.

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