Saturday, May 05, 2012
Give Up Your Excuses
Do you have a habit of making excuses? Well if we are honest we all have them. We all have the 'justified reasons' why we are not getting the results we want in life. But you know what? Behind these reasons are the unwillingness to take full responsibility for your life.
To be happy, successful and reach our goals and dreams in life, we need to pack all our excuses away and eliminate them. We limit ourselves because of the excuses we make. According to George Carver, "ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses." Hence, if we don't want to fail we'd better give up our excuses!
Have you heard of the "PLOM" symptom? It stands for "Poor Little Old Me", which really is a victim mentality - a mindset that allows people to think that making excuses is valid. A good friend of mine always encourage people with "PLOM" symptom to ask themselves if they have seen anyone being successful in spite of their excuses. If not then it's time to get rid of their excuses. I absolutely agree with her. Therefore, if excuses are stopping you from reaching your full potential, I encourage you to stop your excuses so they don't have the power to control you as you commit to stop making excuses and taking responsibility!