This Words of Wisdom video from business magnate Dan Lok is truly a wake up call for all of us prone to excuses.
I don’t know about y’all, but I used to make heavy excuses on the regular to justify what I couldn’t do. I could expand my freelance career or develop this site because I was too busy. Or I was too “inexperienced” compared to others. I wasn’t good enough or talented enough or I’d be further along. That led me to shut down at times and not even try to put myself and my skills out there. I was making justifications for why I couldn’t do things instead of stepping into what I know I was made to do.
That’s what this clip from Dan is talking about. We justify our inactivity a lot. We try to downplay our gifts or not act on them by making excuses as to why we can’t do something. We use our schedules, our insecurities, and even our kids (for those of y’all who have them). However, we also have to push through all of that where we can and commit to the goals we have. We’ll always be busy and our insecurities tend to linger, and the kids will be around until at least 18 (maybe even longer if you’re nice like my parents were). We can still put in some work on our goals, even if it’s just a little bit each day. The first step is to stop justifying.
Check out the clip below!