The most dangerous thing about your excuses.

Photo by  Zac Ong  on  Unsplash

Photo by Zac Ong on Unsplash

One side of you has a big dream, a strong passion, a burning desire, a deep wish to do something you love. The other half of you is the LEASH that’s pulling you back with humanity’s most potent weapon: an excuse.

“I don’t have time.”

“I am not ready.”

“I can’t follow through with things.”

“I am too old for that.”

“I am too young for that.”

“My parents aren’t supportive.”

“My partner won’t let me do that.”

“I don’t have enough money to try that.”

The second-most dangerous thing about excuses is that they create irrational fears in your mind.

The fear of failure. The fear of rejection. The fear of shame and embarrassment in society.

But here’s the thing. Who cares?

When you decide you will go after your dreams in this one precious fragile finite life, you cannot hold back. People who count their excuses and fears instead of dreams end up watching greatness from the sidelines. You have the opportunity to be the hero of your life and get inside the arena. Just for your sake. Just for your own legacy’s sake.

In the song “Pray for me”, Kendrick Lamar quips one of my favorite lines about this excuse syndrome.

“Who need a hero?

You need a hero, look in the mirror

There go ya hero”

No successful person wakes up with no fears. They just let them not rule the day.

Excuses are pathetic parasites. If you harbor them too much, they’ll break your spirit. Arise, take charge and put one strong foot on them.

The most dangerous thing about your excuses is not that they are many of them but that all of them are VALID if you let them to be.