Summary: Sometimes the excuses we make up are what’s really holding us back from achieving our goals.
Day 6 exercise:
What Excuses have YOU been making?
This exercise will help you take a look at the excuses you’ve been making, and why they’re excuses and not “reasons” (like you might believe them to be)
Use this space to write down ALL of the excuses you make or have made for why you don’t have what you want or why you haven’t reached your writing goals(s) yet. Don’t be shy – no on will see this but you. Lay it all out.
Not enough time. Have to work weekends. husband/kids are home and have to focus on them. I’m not any good at making videos. I don’t have the attention span. I’m too tired. I’m burnt out.
Destroy the excuses and reasons:
Now that you know all of the excuses you’ve made, it’s time to get rid of them, pronto! Take that list you just made and (Safely!!) burn it, rip it up, tear it to shreds, and THROW IT OUT! That was the OLD you. The NEW you doesn’t let excuses or “Reasons” get in the way.
So I guess I’m deleting all those excuses.
Who Do You Need To Be?
Now that you got rid of all of your excuses, it’s time to get inspired to take action. So, who do you need to be to stop making excuses? And I say “who do you need to BE” because that’s what it’s really all about. It’s not what you’re going to do, specifically. It’s who you need to be, specifically, to have what you want. Use the space below to journal on the question: Who do I need to be to get where I want to go?
I need to be someone that doesn’t procrastinate. Who focuses on a goal, rather it’s this weeks video or meeting that word count, and going for it. Instead of putting every thing off to the last minute. It’s starting projects and going through with ideas. (Like posting this mess of a thing) and not letting the obstacles stop me.
Its acknowledging the fear and doubt that its’ going to be a horrible idea and going for it anyways because failure still means you took a chance. Even if you fail publicly. It’s staying focused and learning to work around family time so that you don’t miss out on them as well.
Be sure to follow the blog and follow me over on Instagram for daily updates on this ongoing progress. If you are interested in doing this 30-day challenge for yourself then head on over to Amazon and grab the Align Your Writing Habits to Success by Jennifer Blanchard. Inside is filled with the daily antidotes and exercises to get your thinking about your daily habits and goals along with linked podcasts.