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Avoiding excuses, looking for the how not the why not

Excuses are lies that our brain tells us to make us feel better, most of the time it’s because we want to feel better at that moment, and our brain tries to convince us with convincing arguments why not to do things. 

The truth behind the excuses is that it’s possible we want instant gratification or we are afraid of something, all that is because to postpone something is the easiest solution, especially if there are no immediate negative consequences.  This can also lead us to overestimate our future productivity, believing that we will achieve it without any problems and that the reward is still unattainable at this time. 

The truth is that nobody knows you better than you do, and the fundamental keys for not falling into the temptation to postpone and create excuses is self-knowledge and self-control, being able to change the why nots to how, if you are a creative person, doing this exercise will not only motivate you to perform certain actions but also...

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Don’t let your excuses take over

excuses focus Apr 22, 2019

We all have different goals and objectives in life, many of them fill us with excitement and keep us motivated, and there are others we are not so enthusiastic about, but we know they are for our own good.  Everything is quite easy at the beginning since we find ourselves motivated, but little by little you start having doubts and negative thoughts get into our head and we start getting off track and another month goes by without having finished what we had wanted to do so much.  There are many reasons why we fail, but in almost all cases the reasons we have are really excuses. 

The 4 main excuses we give for not achieving our goals are:

“I can’t”

“I don’t know how”

“I don’t have money”

“I don’t have time”

You’re probably identifying with more than one of them right now, and can remember a time when you used each one of them.  This is completely normal and it’s happened to most of...

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