I've been thinking a lot lately about excuses. It seems like there's always a reason (excuse) for not being successful (and that doesn't necessarily mean making lots of money). I can't speak to all of them, but the one in my life has been/sometimes still is:
I'm Fat, so . . .
The older I get the more I realize these are issues that lots of people deal with at any given time in their life. You could change it from I'm fat . . . to I'm poor, I'm short, I'm tall, I didn't go to college, etc. You get the picture.
- People don't think I'm attractive. (Yes, but some people also think brunettes, redheads, skinny people, black people, etc. aren't attractive.)
- People won't listen to me. (If you really have something to say, they will listen.)
- I can't find nice clothes. (Maybe you just need to look harder?)
- I don't get promotions. (Good employers advance good workers.)
- I'm invisible. (A sparkling personality always gets noticed.)
- I can't be smart. (What, do you really think that?)
- I must be a weak person. (Do you get up every day and fulfill your responsibilities?)
- No one wants to be my friend. (I guarantee there's always people looking for a friend - try being one.)
- And the list goes on . . . and on . . . and on.
So, what's your excuse today and what are you going to do about it?
Labels: excuses, Sheila Siler