I don’t know what it is about human nature and our obsession with complaining. Most of us go through life talking about what we don’t have, the girl we didn’t get, or how we got ripped off at some dealership. The truth is, if we all take a deep look at ourselves, we will see that we spend the majority of our time complaining and making excuses for our success, or lack of it. Entrepreneurs, on the other hand, don’t have time to complain or make excuses, yet so many of us do. The top entrepreneurs understand that excuses lead to a bad mindset, and a bad mindset will lead to less sales. Below are 3 OF THE MAJOR EXCUSES to avoid if you want to become a successful entrepreneur.
1) I don’t have enough time. - I find this one particularly funny. We all have the same amount of time in the day, so why do so many people lie to themselves and say I don’t have enough time. If this is true then how does Elon Musk do what he does? How do Tony Robbins, Grant Cardone, Robert Kiyosaki or Donald Trump do what they do? How did they become successful entrepreneurs. They have the exact amount of time as the next person. The only thing they do differently is not use time as an excuse. They get it done, no matter what! Bottom line: the “i don’t have enough time” excuse is simply a lie you tell yourself. It’s a facade to cover up whatever shortcomings one may have. If one wants to be a successful entrepreneur, then this is the first excuse that must be thrown out of the window.
2) "I’m too old or too young" - Ahhhhh another tall tail humanity tends to tell itself. Have you ever noticed that one is too young until they are too old? Where is the sweet spot? Where and when is it the right time to become an Entrepreneur? Rashid Belhasa, founder of Money Kicks, is still a teenager and he’s worth a few million dollars. Russ Gremel recently hit it big on the stock market where he made over 2 million dollars. By the way, he’s 98. You see, there really isn’t the perfect time to become a successful entrepreneur. We all have goals, we all have dreams but until we decide that age is not a factor those goals and dreams will not be met.
3) "My family doesn’t support me. "— Although this may be the most justifiable and legitimate excuse of them all, it’s still an excuse. Yes, it sucks when your friends and family don’t support you. Yes, it hurts when they mock you and don’t see the same vision or dream you have. Yes, it’s painful to see your old life start to dissipate due to your new goals. Life can be tough and there will be times when you have to make those tough decisions: my family or my goals. It’s not always easy but if you want success bad enough you will get it no matter what happens.
If you are starting out in entrepreneurship, make sure you check yourself on a regular basis. Make sure you protect your thoughts by choosing to not let excuses get in your way. Remember, it is so easy to blame circumstances and situations for our lack of success. Don’t LET THAT BE YOU! Rise above the excuses and pursue your dreams.