We have reached the end of this series, we have looked at the common “buts” we use to excuse ourselves from accomplishing our goals. We looked at “But It would take too long!” “But its risky!” and “But its too hard!”. If you want to catch up on those articles click the links below.
It's Too Hard
It's Going to Take Too Long
It's Too Risky
The last one is, “But I don't have time!” While it sounds similar to, “but it would take too long!” there are some important differences.
We all live very busy, fast paced lives and when we do find a few spare moments they are precious to us and we become reluctant to give them up even if it is to accomplish a goal we have. The reality is we have to give up comfort and accept short term hardship in order to get where we want to go. The question you have to ask yourself is, “do you want it bad enough?” Are you willing to do the uncommon? Most people are not. Don't let this excuse become an obstacle for you. In the following paragraphs I have outlined a few important considerations when you want to blurt out, “I don't have enough time!”
I hope this series has helped you take an honest look at the excuses you make, I know I have used all these excuses at one time or another. If we can recognize them we can combat them and change our behavior and therefore our outcomes.
J. Matthew King, Co-founder