Excuses. Most people hate to get them, and love to give them. That’s because excuses are taking the easy way out in most cases. If you want to become unstoppable, then you must transform the way you see situations. When there is a bump in the road, rather than give up and create an excuse, you must see it as an aid to make you stronger, wiser, and more ready for the outcome you desire. Here are some common excuses that you may tell yourself and others.


“I’m Not Good Enough”
This excuse has many faces — too old, too out of shape, not talented, driven, or creative enough… the list goes on. The thing is, everyone has these thoughts at some point or another. The trick is to not let these thoughts steer you away from your truth. These ideas are doubt and fear masked in a way of thinking. Retrain your brain to come up with a different thought process. When you think “I’m not good enough,” immediately follow it with “I am creative, driven, talented, and motivated enough to achieve my goals.” Having a positive affirmation to combat negative thoughts works wonders.

“It’s Not My Fault”
This is probably the top excuse that people hate receiving the most. Blaming others or outside circumstances will never provide you with results or getting ahead. Sometimes life can throw you curveballs and a situation may seem impossible to overcome. That is when you take a minute to yourself, reflect, and come up with a course of action. If you want to achieve anything in life, you cannot let outside forces get in your way. Embrace tenacity and work toward your goals with the Heart of Strength Charm Bangle.

“I’m Too Busy”
This excuse is actually true and valid most of the time. However, if you truly want something, there is always a way to schedule it in. Make a schedule for yourself that you stick to, and create a time to engage in what you want. Whether it is starting a side business, meditating, creating some art, or starting a book, there is always time, even if it is for a half hour a day. Prioritize, set strict times to finish your commitments efficiently, and schedule in what makes you feel good. You’ll be happy you did!

“I Don’t Know How”
Life is about learning and growing, so when you want to give this excuse, see it instead as an opportunity for expansion. Whether it is not knowing where to start, or not knowing how to complete, this excuse is a way to avoid feeling overwhelmed by the task at hand. Learn, grow, and do, and be amazed at your sense of accomplishment. When you want to do something, you will love learning about the process and fully committing yourself to it. When you hit a bump, take a step back and ask for guidance from reliable sources.

Take charge of your life and go godspeed in the direction of your dreams. You have the power if you have the tenacity, drive, and understanding that life can throw curveballs, but you don’t ever give up. Living an excuse-free life is freedom and independence in its truest form. Allow your free spirit to do the things you were meant to do in this lifetime.

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Ani Ferlise
Written by Ani Ferlise
A wild woman living amongst the trees in Oregon, I can be found listening to classic rock, talking with my cat Patrick Swayze, and playing with crystals and herbs. I am the Creative Copywriter, creating content filled with how to enjoy the little things and the magic of every day life. I live my life by Bob Dylan’s quote: “All I can do is be me, whoever that is.”