Why do we tend to be our biggest critic and the barrier between captivity and our own freedom? If you're anything like me, there are things you want to do and you don't do them because of excuses. My excuses range from me not knowing where to begin, to not having time to create a plan. Then, doubt creeps in. I think of all of the people who are already doing the things I want to do. I wonder if anyone will care about what I have to say, and before I know it, I have talked myself out of doing what I set out to do. There's so much free information available to us, we have no excuse to NOT know how to do anything. Whether it's cooking, budgeting, starting a business, or whatever it is you want to do...you can do it. If it's that easy, then why don't we all live the lives we desire to live? I've had to learn to silence many of the voices in my head. If I'm honest, I still find myself shutting them down. For many years, I've had my blog and I absolutely love to write, but I haven't been consistent because I allow my own excuses to get in my way. I don't intend to have excuses, but they seem legit. For instance, sometimes I hide behind not having enough time to sit and write or to create a schedule to blog. I do have a lot going on in my life, but I can't say I don't have time. The truth is...I don't make time. We make time for what we want to do.
The life we desire is on the other side of our excuses and fears.
I have written a post about this before, and while I do believe it's necessary to get over excuses/fears and just START, I've found it tough to be consistent. Many people are doing things I want to do, the difference is THEY are DOING and I am LOOKING. I even get sucked in to READING about how they began. I spend so much time researching the journey of others that I get tired and say I'll start fresh tomorrow. I am the determining factor in when I will move forward. And you, my friend, are the determining factor in your moving forward. Whatever you want to do, you've got to take the first step. Who cares what other people think? If "they" are sitting on the sidelines concerned about you, then "they" aren't doing what "they" should be doing in their own life.Who are "they" anyway? Is it family? Friends? Strangers on social media? Even the people we deem as experts in an area had to start at square one. So, as I take my own advice, I charge you to do it as well. Don't wait until everything is perfect to begin, because you will always be waiting. Just start.