The Truth About Making Excuses

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This quote might help if you're into making excuses about moving your business forward:

“People are always very confident to give you a reason why they can’t do something, and not at all confident to give you a reason why they can.”

It's from Steve Sims…the author of Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen

Even though this is not about the book, it’s about the simple concept that’s IN the book.

So I highly recommend you get Bluefishing now…and read it immediately.

Here’s why.

EVERY person I’ve met tells me how much they want to do something.

I’m told how they want to better their lives, get more money, time, freedom…

They want to stop trading time for dollars…and make sure they’re around for their children as they grow up.


Problem is, they’re working ‘round the clock.


Or they’ve got a “good job” that they’re “OK” with…(read: they don’t HATE the job)…

…so rather than pushing forward on the dream…they push the dream BACK.

The simple reason is, their making excuses that their job is EASY – and of course, they’re making da moola.

However – WHAT are they TRADING away for that “comfort?”

You know already that in order to do anything impactful in our life, we MUST get into uncomfortable situations and stop making excuses.

I’ve known this all my life.

And I continue to do it.

Am I successful all the time?

Hell no.

In fact, I fail 80% of the time.

But it’s the 20% that matters.

It’s 20% of wins that make up 80% of my success.

Is it easy?


Let me assure you;  taking on the demons, negative thoughts, fears, and so on to chase your dream is the HARDEST DAMN THING YOU’LL EVER DO.


And that my friend, is why only 5% of the population are truly successful.

NOT just with money dude, with EVERYTHING!!!

Listen, I’m no smarter than you.

And, the point of my examples is not to disrespect anyone with what I’m saying about how “they” make up excuses not to do something more in their lives.

I’m just stating the facts.

THAT’S who I am.

I make people get shit done because I won’t accept their excuses.

And if you've been in any one of my coaching arenas, you know what I’m talking about.

Perhaps you know someone who lives by making excuses all the time.

Believe it or not, people are MOST comfortable when they’re in a rut – not knowing what they don’t know.

People are COMFORTABLE in mediocrity and complain about it all the time…

…because they’re ‘confident’ in giving excuses for why they CAN’T do something.

That’s the truth.

The End of the Week is Well-Known for Making Excuses

What have you accomplished this week?

Where did you step out into something you had no clue was going to work?

What did you learn from it?

These are the questions I ask myself every week.

Guess what – sometimes I don’t get ‘em all because I too, fall into the same category of excuses.

What kind of a friend would I be to you if I stood on my soapbox and preached down to you like I’m a freakin’ god?

Truth is…we ALL get in the ruts…it just matters how FAST you shake out of it and get moving again.

Here’s the secret to success and recipe to stop making excuses: (stolen from my man Steve Sims)

Move, act, do go.

Action is everything.

I call it Speed of Implementation.

That’s why I TOTALLY COMMEND people who go to a workshop or something and then implement a piece of it right away.

My coaching clients are like that.

Or they wouldn’t be allowed in my personal tribe.

I can’t STAND people waiting around and giving excuses.

If I find that you specialize in giving me reasons you’ll fail, you won’t be in my tribe very long.

That’s just how I roll.

I work with action takers.

And YOU should work with action takers…beginning with YOU!

Do you know what will happen when you take action – EVERY DAY?

You’ll move forward.

You’ll also fail, but know what NOT to do again…and you’ll KEEP moving forward.

While I’m at it – let me share this last bit of gold with you:

When we say we’ve ‘failed’, that’s the END. Entrepreneurs don’t FAIL, we discover…and keep moving to get that dream fulfilled.

I wish ALL of your dreams are fulfilled – and fulfilled SOONER rather than when it’s too late.

Whenever you’re ready to tear down the obstacles and jump into your dreams without the excuses you may have held onto up to now, hit me up.

We'll sit down for a serious no-BS, anti-sales pitch blueprinting session for your business…and you can join my inner circle tribe when you like what you see.

Here’s where you do that.

By the way, here's a cool post on How to get life balance you might enjoy also.

If you want to learn a bit about Business High-Performance Behaviours, click here for some tips.

About the author 

Joey Ragona

Giving heart-centered entrepreneurs, experts, and coaches clear direction & simple next steps to market and grow your business and advance your mission.

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