I once heard a story about how one of the biggest talent agencies lost one of the biggest music superstars, because the agent told his client “I’ll try.” Here’s how I see it: there are conflicts, and then there are excuses. “I’ll try” is an excuse, and a gateway for a trillion more excuses. People are full of all kinds of excuses, and personally I’d rather have my heartbroken with honesty, than be loosely led on with a string of inflated bullshit. Excuse my language. I think my favorite excuse of all time is “We’re cowboys.” It just makes me laugh. I adore the two cowboys who always tell me that, but really…it just makes me laugh. It makes me want to write a sitcom.
What I’m getting at is it’s easy to make an excuse. “I don’t have the time” is probably the one excuse I find most annoying, because if you’re telling me you have no time, you are telling the wrong person. That’s like telling Santa you don’t have time to take a few toys down to your local children’s hospital when he has to deliver billions of toys to all the children in the world in one night. That was probably a weird analogy, but you get the point…I hope.
By saying you’ll “try” to do something, you’re already leaving room for failure. If you don’t plan for success, you plan for failure. So, to plan for success, you just have to go and do what you have to do with a can-do, will-do attitude.
Sometimes you really don’t have the time or money, but don’t let the stop you from being the person you want to be, and doing everything you want to do; because in the end, you’re the only thing or person standing in your way. Excuses are just another kind of negative voice to be tuned out. If you’re not doing something you want to be doing, then you don’t want it badly enough; because if you really wanted it, you’d find a way to make it happen. Get creative. Read the book, and think outside the box. Now go get your priorities in order and go and be great.
BIG LOVE & BIG HUGS