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Your will has to be stronger than your excuses.

Your will has to be stronger than your fear.

You know how your old entrenched bad habits harm you. You know how your negative self-talk and limiting beliefs continue to paralyze you. You know how you have talked about “change” and “working on yourself” forever, but it never seems to happen. No more procrastinating. No more excuses! Your will has to be stronger than your excuses. Your will has to be stronger than your fear. Nothing great was ever built on excuses. You can’t whine your way through life. Kick your inner-whiner’s ass and get to living the good life. Abandon your excuses and fears, and move forward. Don’t be afraid of failure. Don’t fool yourself — everyone fails constantly. Failure is an essential part of the success process. Embrace it. When you make a mistake or something doesn’t turn-out right, just say, “I’m practicing imperfection.” Successful people fail more! Fail, learn, recover, regroup and retry. Practice being at peace with imperfection and even enjoying it. You may have made some mistakes, but your life is not a mistake; it’s a miracle. Change takes time. It takes time for the seeds to begin growing within, time to understand and process, time for the growth to mature, and time for the old self to die and fall away. Do it now and do it for you!

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”
Winston Churchill

Stop always wanting to please and not disappoint others. Sure, you may disappoint others, but their disappointment is totally irrelevant. What matters are your standards for yourself. What matters is how you feel about yourself. Being disappointed with yourself is useless, unless it is attached to an intention to take action and create personal change. What matters is if you can see yourself. You can’t move forward unless you can see yourself. You can’t move forward with the same poor vision and inner-dialogue that put you where you are now. See yourself honestly. Set new and better standards for yourself. Do it for you, to please yourself, and with absolute disregard for other’s approval or acceptance. Cast out your negative self-talk and limiting beliefs. A pessimist’s first position is doubt and they are surprised if they succeed. An optimist’s first position is confidence and they are surprised if they fail. Quit making excuses, quit denigrating yourself and quit lying to yourself about your lack of ability. Tell the truth; you can, you will and you are. You are not going to move forward unless you firmly commit yourself to change. You must be stubborn about what you can do, not stubborn about why you can’t. Be adamant about your standards. To really change requires violating certain parts of yourself, cooperating with other parts, and creating new behaviours. What are you waiting for? Empowerment happens when you face the profound responsibility you have for your own life.

“Pause and remember– Slow and steady will get you where you want to go. If you put too much pressure on yourself for results too quickly, you will quickly give up.”
Jenni Young McGill

Bryant McGill

Bryant McGill is a human potential thought leader, international bestselling author, activist, and social entrepreneur.

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