08 Jan No. More. Excuses! A wee rant.
It's time to stop making excuses for why you can’t do what you want and just fucking go and DO THE WORK.
Stop saying that you’re not confident enough
Or not good enough, or not ANYTHING enough. You don’t need to be. Just fucking go and fucking do it.
Stop saying you’re too tired
Or you don’t feel like it, or you’re not inspired. Learn to work when you’re tired and uninspired. Just fucking go and fucking do it.
Stop saying you haven’t had a chance
Or you’ve not got the time. That just means you haven't made it a priority. Make time; watch less tv, wake up earlier or stay up later. Just fucking go and fucking do it.
Stop saying you’re too old
Or too young, or that it’s too late, or that you’re not qualified enough. It’s all just excuses. Just fucking go and fucking do it.
Stop saying you can’t afford it
Or that you’re too poor, or that you’re too stressed out about day-to-day living. Money is a made up construct to keep you in your place. Read this, and then just fucking go and fucking do it.
Stop saying that you’re too scared
Of course you’re fucking scared, you’re supposed to be. That’s what separates the men from the mice (and the women from the womice?). Use your fear – it’ll make you untouchable. Just fucking go and fucking do it.
Stop saying that you are prevented by your responsibilities
A mortgage, a family, elderly relatives, your job, your community. You can make it happen, you’ll just need to work a bit harder on the logistics. Just fucking go and fucking do it.
Stop saying that you don’t know how
That’s what Google is for. And other people. And BOOKS!! You’ll figure it out as you go along. Or you won't. It doesn't matter. Just fucking go and fucking do it.
There is absolutely NO FUCKING REASON WHATSOEVER WHY YOU CAN’T LIVE THE LIFE YOU DREAM OF (yes, I am shouting. This is important). Except, of course, all your fucking excuses.
Stop reeling off all the reasons why you can’t, and start looking for ways you can.
Man up, make the decision, stop whinging and get some fucking trousers. The world is waiting for your brilliance.
In the meantime watch this from Byron Reese – he very rightly points out that whatever ‘reason’ that you can possibly come up with for not doing your thing and being great, there are dozens of people who had the same limitations ONLY WORSE and still managed to do exactly what you want to do.
2014 has just begun. Where will you be when it ends? IT’S COMPLETELY UP TO YOU.
Phew! Rant over. Happy New Year!!
Lots of love
UPDATE: About half an hour after posting this blog, this video landed in my inbox. As a HUGE believer of serendipity, I simply had to share it with you here. Enjoy: