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6 Excuses to Give Up If You Want to Be Successful

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Article By: Avi & Lito (Faith. Fitness. Blog.)

Excuses. We all have them. That moment you wake up and just don’t feel like “it.”  Whatever “it” was. Called off of work and gave the excuse of being sick when you just wanted a personal day. Set aside a goal because you’re just too busy to accomplish it right now. Been there, done that. 

We become so comfortable with being the same. Success is letting go of excuses and getting out of your comfort zone. It requires change. Yes, I know change can be hard, but if you want to reach your goals, change is necessary. Try giving up these six excuses if you’re going to be successful.

I Can’t-Do It Alone

Well, guess what? You’re not alone! There is a niche, a Facebook group, and a Pinterest board out there for everyone! There are so many resources available now on the Internet that we will never have to strive for success alone ever again. Back in the day, you could read books about how successful people “made it” but now you can watch videos online or attend conferences as well for encouragement.

Yes, it’s incredible to have that personal support from family or friends. Someone to tell you that everything is going to be okay, but sometimes we have to be encouraging to ourselves.

Lacking self-confidence is the root of most excuses. Confidence will lead to self-lead success. Make sure you’re uplifting yourself so that you can be uplifting to others!

I will Start Tomorrow 

I will start on Monday. I’ll start tomorrow. I’ll start soon. Have you ever made any of these excuses? These are all excuses that can hinder our success. What if you started today? 

Starting right now can help you learn and will also help you grow! Start now with research on how to be successful. Grab a book on how to be successful or even watch videos related to your niche. You’ll learn what works now for success later.

Think about this. You have a bank account with $0 in it. You have the money (resources) to invest in your bank account (yourself), but you choose to do something else or nothing at all (excuses). If you continue to wait and not invest, that bank account will never grow. So, start early. Start today. Start now!

I Don’t Have Any Motivation

Lacking motivation can sometimes mean a lack of discipline, passion, or purpose. What are your purposes and desire?

Your passion should motivate you not to make excuses. Desire is what you breathe, and sleep. Take that and use it to drive yourself. Find other people with the same passion and connect. 

Discipline should drive you to do what’s right and do what needs to be done to be successful. Waking up early because you know that you have a busy schedule planned is discipline. Promptly setting goals and achieving them is discipline. Discipline will drive you to be motivated.

I Am too Busy 

Doesn’t nobody have time for that? Right? No, wrong. We make time for what is important to us. Sometimes we have the mentality that what we want is sometimes not available to us because we don’t have time to obtain it.

Well, guess, what? Steve Jobs, Beyonce, and Michael Jordan all had 24 hours in the day. You do too. Success is not limited by time. We just have to know how to manage our time. Take a look at your schedule. Eliminate any unnecessary items that could be hindering your success. Take that free time to invest in your success.

Proper time management will turn your “too busy” mentality into “Wow, I’ve been productive today!” Choose productivity over-busyness. Don’t just run around and do errands with no plan. Be productive with your time by planning your day appropriately.

I Don’t Want to Fail

Nobody wants to fail. Plain and simple. Failure is sometimes discouraging but change your thought process to shed some light on the word fail. Failure can sometimes be a great learning tool.

If you fail, get back up and try something different. That idea may have been right but may have failed because there is something better. Figure out why you failed so that you can figure out what works best. Successful people fail sometimes, but failure leaves less room for excuses and more room for growth.

In that video game or 150th level of candy crush, you may have failed a couple times, right? You start the level over and figure out different combinations and moves to reach the next level. Apply that to your life. You may have failed in a particular idea or concept for a business, but figure out something different so that you can reach the next level of success.

It’s Too Hard

Success doesn’t come easy. Yes, it’s hard work. If victory were easy then everyone would be successful right?

Dig out that self-confidence and keep moving towards your goals. If you start now, it’ll be easier to keep going and to keep growing. Discipline yourself enough to make successful habits. Wake up early and allow yourself to be inspired.

Don’t let the busyness and chaos of this world overwhelm you. Take some time to manage yourself. Manage your own personal goals and then strive to achieve them! Remember as you go higher on the success ladder, the next level might be hard, but it is achievable if you’ll allow yourself to grow.

What excuses are you going to give up today? Comment Below!



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  • Juli
    January 30, 2018

    You hit the nail right on the head. Thanks for sharing your precise blog

  • Michelle
    January 30, 2018

    I especially love the part about being busy! People always say they’re too busy, but busyness is not a virtue. I love that you point out how it is a choice. Choose to be productive!

  • Florence Olufemi-Ojo
    January 30, 2018

    I love your blog, and this post was a great read. It’s one of those one has to read again and again

  • Samantha
    January 31, 2018

    We all struggle with these! We just have to put our mind to it and do it!

  • Mirlene | Savory Thoughts
    January 31, 2018

    Such an inspiring post for someone who looking for motivation. I love “There is a niche, a Facebook group, and a Pinterest board out there for everyone!” true words. We all do not fall into the same category, but we all fit somewhere. I was famous to say I’ll start tomorrow, or Monday, or next month. I quickly found out that those days, weeks, and months would come and I would remain in the same place. There is no perfect day. The moment is also “now”. Love this post. Thanks for sharing.

  • Stephanie
    January 31, 2018

    Exactly! So many excuses. “too busy” is a common one for me. I need to allocate my time better is all!

  • Rachel
    January 31, 2018

    These are some of the most used excuses. And something I’ve found myself doing from time to time…I get in my mode where I may not be seeing results so I get discouraged and start saying things like ‘why do I even try so hard?’ etc…and I have to catch myself because this is my passion. And this is my dream. So I write a little everyday and make sure I complete one goal a day. That’s what keeps me going. Great post. Thank you for your tips.

  • Sharon
    January 31, 2018

    This post speaks to me!

  • TheHappyFoodKitchen
    January 31, 2018

    I have been putting off researching how to take my blog to the next level as it can be hard to understand the technical stuff (for me anyway!) but I need to start reading the articles and making some headway as I am frustrated! I have a time managed ‘to do’ list in front of me and I’m going to smash it after your inspo. Thanks!!!!!

  • miu ahmed
    January 31, 2018

    “i’ll do it tomorrow” that’s my biggeessstttt excuse and my guilty conscious will definitely not let me forget it! But i have tried/am trying to make a conscious effort to stop making excuses!!

  • Yesenia S
    January 31, 2018

    I am giving up “I’m not good enough”… Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with the ideas and excitement of creating my own products and building my business. Then I hear the word ” why are you so special?” ” you’re not good enough to charge people for what you’ve created”… Today I am chasing to give up this way of thinking! Thank you for the encouragement

  • Lisa
    January 31, 2018

    It’s nice to see others have these same thoughts and fears!

  • Mel
    February 1, 2018

    Blunt yet encouraging. That’s something I like in an article. This is actually exactly what I needed right now. I’m ready to work for what I want. Awesome article. Can’t wait to read more.

  • Kate
    February 1, 2018

    This is everything i went through last week!! I reached out to a new friend in a similar boat as me with our inspiration to write and we dont let one another give up!

  • Alicia
    February 1, 2018

    I’m a big procrastinator! thanks for the kick in the butt.

  • Nella
    February 1, 2018

    Really great post. I truly appreciate it.

  • Laura
    February 4, 2018

    My excuses are always ‘I’ll do it later’ or ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’. I’m trying to do less of that and get things done as soon as I think about them. I feel so much better when I don’t put things off 🙂

  • Jessica
    February 5, 2018

    Great post! The excuse that I am giving up is saying “I don’t have time”!

  • Caitlin | Beauty & Colour
    February 5, 2018

    These are all 100% accurate, great read!

    Beauty & Colour | Vegan Lifestyle Blog

  • Ashley
    February 6, 2018

    Love this, so uplifting and empowering. ❤️

  • Sara |
    February 7, 2018

    Heck yea! These excuses don’t serve anyone. And you are so right – in this day and age you definitely aren’t alone in anything. There’s a group for that! So get started and follow your passions. Thanks for sharing! This rocks 🤘🏼

  • Casey
    February 8, 2018

    My biggest excuse I need to overcome is “when the time is right, it’ll happen.” I still believe in that but hustling can certainly help push things along!

  • SeekAndRead
    February 8, 2018

    This article pumps me up, to trust myself more and to be successful. Enjoyed a lot. Thanks
    Healthy LifeStyle

  • Adrina
    February 8, 2018

    Wow! These are super true and I’ve had to change my mentality when it came to any of these steps to become more successful. But anything is possible once you have the right mindset.

  • Kimi Jones
    February 8, 2018

    Oh my gosh, I’ve probably said like ALL of these things to myself at one point in time. I really changed my thinking habits though after working with a counselor on cognitive behavior. Not all of our thoughts are true and it takes practice to skillfully question those bad thoughts. Good article!

  • Nichole Larson
    February 8, 2018

    These are some great reminders. I like to put things off as long as I can because I’m often afraid of how it’ll turn out, be it failure or success.

  • Elizabeth
    February 8, 2018

    Love this! So true! Motivational kick in the butt! Thank you for sharing!!

  • Elizabeth
    February 9, 2018

    No procrastination allowed! Do it now! And I like your emphasis on purpose.

  • Michelle Johnson
    February 9, 2018

    Oh my goodness I’ve said most of these things, but I got involved in few groups, learned some new tricks…and Youtube became my best friend. It can be time consuming, but it’s so paying off, and I love learning new things…definitely never bored in the blogging world.

  • Kimberly
    February 9, 2018

    I have trouble with self confidence something i am working on.

  • Lynn Woods
    February 9, 2018

    Yes to all if these. My sister never tries things because she is afraid to fail. IMO, you’ve already failed because you havent even tried!

  • Devin
    February 9, 2018

    Yes I have been so focused on time management. I am getting alot more done then I did just a month ago. Great job! Everything in this list is so true. And really well written. 😊

  • Lola
    February 9, 2018

    I loved that article, well done! To find the motivation and just go for is the hardest part. When you are finally doing “it”, it is often much easier than you thought it would be. It is true for everything: from waking up in the morning, to go for a run or start your own business. I like motivating post like yours!

  • Kaylene
    February 10, 2018

    So true! It’s so easy to make excuses but they only hold us back! My excuse is usually “I don’t have time”. Thanks for the reminder to kick my excuse to the side!

  • Janey
    February 10, 2018

    I definitely take the top spot on the leader board when it comes to “I’ll do tomorrow…”!! 😤 but this year I am working on my “living in the now” resolution. So thanks for the reminder!!

    J xx

  • Victoria
    February 15, 2018

    This is so true. My favorite excuse is “it’s not the right time”. The right time does not exist. Just do it!

  • Maria
    February 15, 2018

    Today I was ready to give up on a task at work but I didn’t and in the end I found the solution before the experts,got praised by the boss and it felt great! Your points are great for anyone who actively tries to achieve a goal.

  • Tish Travels
    February 15, 2018

    YES! Great info. All excuses I’ve given in the past!

  • Allie
    February 15, 2018

    Great post, wise words!! I like it 🙂 Thanks for sharing this.

  • Rose
    February 15, 2018

    Thanks for the great advice! It is so easy to say you aren’t motivated or you’ll do it tomorrow, but those are always just excuses.

  • Kristen |
    February 15, 2018

    I love all of this! It’s hard to ALWAYS be motivated, especially if what you are doing is HARD! Posts like this make me feel like I’m not along when those feelings strike. You make your own opportunities – so get out and greab them!

  • Caroline Foster
    February 15, 2018

    Words of wisdom!!! I do e-commerce and it is easy to find excuses such as these.

  • Elizabeth
    February 16, 2018

    So true! Agree with all of these!!

  • Bronx
    February 16, 2018

    I started out pretty great with my goals this month, but after reading this I realise that I did started making more and more excuses again!

  • Rawlingswe
    February 16, 2018

    You really went straight to the point and connect with the heart. All these excuses really tie one down. They are limitations to achieving that big dream. No time, almost hindered me from starting a project till i forcefully put myself together and started the project. Thanks

  • aisha
    February 26, 2018

    Great list of things I need to work on 🙂 Thank you for sharing. Have a super day.

  • Denise
    February 27, 2018

    YESSSS! *waves hand* These tough love tips came just in time!
    Denise //

  • Sophia
    February 28, 2018

    Ah, the famous “i will start tomorrow ” excuse… It’s one I have to fight!
    Great post!

  • Natasha
    February 28, 2018

    I often find myself I’m too busy and I usually fight it off by multi-tasking! I I usually watch a tutorial on blog marketing while I’m cleaning. It also helps the cleaning go by faster!

  • Sarah-Kate
    February 28, 2018

    I always put off starting a blog until now!!

  • Courtney
    February 28, 2018

    Oof… that was so real and I appreciate it greatly because I needed to read this today! Couldn’t have been more timely. I can tell you that starting right now, i’ll be giving up the excuse that I don’t have enough time to do what I wish I could. I can strive to be better at time management.


  • Melissa
    February 28, 2018

    Good advice! It’s so easy to get caught up when you’re working hard to make something happen. Thanks for the timely reminders!

  • DSM Tool
    February 28, 2018

    “I don’t want to fail,” that’s always an excuse.
    It would be late when realized that failure is part of success.
    Love your blog. It’s worth sharing.

    All the best!

    Michelle / DSM Tool

  • Debbie
    February 28, 2018

    I will do it today not tomorrow!

  • Jen
    March 1, 2018

    Don’t you just hate it when everyone says they’re too busy? I try very hard not to use that word now. Yes I’m busy, that’s OK. Very rarely am I too busy to do something important.

  • Failure is part of the fun! The pressure of perfection stops us in our tracks and prevents us from moving forward and working our magic. Screw that noise! We can achieve so much when we give ourselves permission to fail and learn and try again.
    Thanks for sharing ♡

  • Daima Hussain
    March 1, 2018

    Procrastination is my worst enemy!

  • Arushi
    March 1, 2018

    Exactly, you hit it right on the spot. Our excuses all day are like a glass wall, it reflects back what we are and we think that’s all we could achieve and its the end, but it’s not. It’s all about breaking that wall or that Glass ceiling.

  • Kossy
    March 3, 2018

    Well I have the blog now.. Yay!! but the engagements and readings aren’t what I want (yet)

    And sometimes it give me cold feet.,,

  • Cherryl Ehlenburg
    March 8, 2018

    When I feel discouraged, I find myself making some of these excuses. Thank you for your perspective and giving me the nudge I need!

  • Kat
    March 8, 2018

    Great post. It’s so important to remember that it’s all in your own hands. You have as much time and can work as hard as anybody else, so if you want something make it happen!

  • Tom
    March 9, 2018

    I’ve used all these excuses at one time or another in various endeavors. I’ll start working on solutions to stop using them tomorrow…

    It’s a battle but they can all be defeated.

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