10 Excuses That Prevent You From Becoming Successful

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“Excuses are the tools with which persons with no purpose in view build for themselves great monuments of nothing.” ~Steven Grayhm

1. It is very difficult

2. I am too young or too old to go for it

3. Nobody takes me seriously or I have been rejected

4. I am not that much educated

5. I don’t know how

6. I don’t have time

7. He/she is responsible for my failure

8. It is very risky

9. What if/could/would

10. The idea is not perfect or might not work


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  • Profile picture of the author rising_sun
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    My problem is no 2 ,
    2. I am too young or too old to go for it
    this is totally a bad and boring thinking that I always suffer ,
    my doctor give me hard core meditation as a medicine , but the thinking stick with me and play an important role against success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Crosbie
    Great post!

    I would add one more reason (which is my biggest problem) which is:

    I will do/start it tomorrow.
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    • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
      Originally Posted by Joe Crosbie View Post

      Great post!

      I would add one more reason (which is my biggest problem) which is:

      I will do/start it tomorrow.
      I second that.. and 10. The idea is not perfect or might not work
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    • Profile picture of the author ownergolan
      Originally Posted by Joe Crosbie View Post

      Great post!

      I would add one more reason (which is my biggest problem) which is:

      I will do/start it tomorrow.
      That's more like it lol
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      • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
        Procrastination, Yes!
        But sometimes I justify it by not calling myself a Robot
        We deserve to kill some time and delay the work for tomorrow..lol

        Originally Posted by ownergolan View Post

        That's more like it lol
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    • Profile picture of the author Huy Phan
      Originally Posted by Joe Crosbie View Post

      Great post!

      I would add one more reason (which is my biggest problem) which is:

      I will do/start it tomorrow.
      Also known as procrastination

      Anyway, it's a great list, and i think all of us thought at least two things from the list
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    • Profile picture of the author whland
      Originally Posted by Joe Crosbie View Post

      Great post!

      I would add one more reason (which is my biggest problem) which is:

      I will do/start it tomorrow.
      lol. I do that with a lot of offline projects. For example. There's a big gaping hole in the floor underneath one of my bathtubs that needs fixed.

      I keep saying I'll do it tomorrow. Then tomorrow comes and it doesn't get done. lol

      I'm gonna have to get onto that job before long as it's gonna let all the heat out and all the cold air in this winter.

      What keeps me putting it off is I've got to remove the toilet, then pull out the bathtub to get to the floor. Then take up the old particle board and put down some new plywood.

      It's a bigger job than it seems. lol

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    • Profile picture of the author mrswagset
      Originally Posted by Joe Crosbie View Post

      Great post!

      I would add one more reason (which is my biggest problem) which is:

      I will do/start it tomorrow.
      LOL OMG I just did that today!!
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    • Profile picture of the author danielotc
      Originally Posted by Joe Crosbie View Post

      Great post!

      I would add one more reason (which is my biggest problem) which is:

      I will do/start it tomorrow.
      yeah tomorrow is usually the day we do all the awesome things we always wanted to do .....

      solution is : do it today
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  • Nice post- I would also ad FAILING to TAKE ACTION! Without implementation, it doesn't matter how good your plan, vision, goals, system or strategy is. You HAVE to take action!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jarmila
      Originally Posted by marktheonlinesurfer View Post

      Nice post- I would also ad FAILING to TAKE ACTION! Without implementation, it doesn't matter how good your plan, vision, goals, system or strategy is. You HAVE to take action!
      I agree, you can think 'til the cows come home but unless you get up off your chair and do something... like Einstein said, "Nothing happens until something moves!"

      I would also add another excuse - "you can't make money doing THAT."

      I've been told countless times that I can't make money as a photographer. Or an artist. Or a writer. Well, guess what? I wanted to make money doing those very things, and I am. But it took getting off my butt and doing something about it!
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      • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
        Great that you followed your passion and have been making money
        I liked the excuse that "you can't make money doing THAT."

        The very thing had happened when I started blogging. Ignore your critics and keep on moving.


        Originally Posted by Jarmila View Post

        "Nothing happens until something moves!"

        I would also add another excuse - "you can't make money doing THAT."

        I've been told countless times that I can't make money as a photographer. Or an artist. Or a writer. Well, guess what? I wanted to make money doing those very things, and I am. But it took getting off my butt and doing something about it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Amandasimmons
    Well, my problem is #6 "I don't have time." I am yet to figure out whether I feel this way or I've really been falling short of time.
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    • Profile picture of the author Folofa
      Yes, I have to admit that I too use the excuse about not having time. I work as a health care professional and am a wife and mother which also takes up quite a bit of time but......my internet business is always on my mind and even when I'm not actively working the business, I'm always planning ahead of when my next free day is and what exactly my goal for that day is and it's been working well for me. Remember, " The will to succeed is worthless without the will to prepare", and I do spend many hours preparing.
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  • Profile picture of the author chukster
    It is terrible people who use this one "5. I don’t know how" They should remember Rome was not built in a Day. If they take the time and effort to build their skill or increase their knowledge they will eventually know how
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  • I love excuses. how fun are they... we have all made them, some on a daily or even by the minute instance... How extreme, but the best thing about excuses is learning to overcome them. without an obstacle to overcome how are we to grow, but when you find yourself making an excuse, call yourself out and argue the opposite point...

    I'm to young or old... argument... "well their are millions of other young/old people doing it for the first time every day, why should i be any different.
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  • Profile picture of the author muzzy4u2
    "Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes everyday. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientist can't invent new minutes and you can't save time to spend it on another day.Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you have wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow"

    (Denis Waitely)
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    Great list, they all seem to point to one thing and that is, we are in full control of what we do by completely shifting our mindset from thinking up excuses to thinking up ways to make it happen. =-)

    Great share!

    -Will
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  • Profile picture of the author CoachJohn
    All the excuses could be replaced with "I just don't really want to do it" that would be a more honest answer.
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    • Profile picture of the author Amandasimmons
      Well said John!
      Originally Posted by CoachJohn View Post

      All the excuses could be replaced with "I just don't really want to do it" that would be a more honest answer.
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  • Profile picture of the author tonyna
    This is well said!
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  • Profile picture of the author dmarseller
    Thank you for this post ! I've laughed a little.

    All points are of special concern but in my case, especially the number 6.

    "6. I don’t have time".

    PS.I'm working on manage better my time.



    Regards,
    Dmarseller.

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    • Profile picture of the author Amandasimmons
      Sometimes, we can rationalize the "I haven't got time"
      Ask the people who do a job, especially the developers...and ask the same question to the organizations they work for

      Originally Posted by dmarseller View Post

      Thank you for this post ! I've laughed a little.

      All points are of special concern but in my case, especially the number 6.

      "6. I don't have time".

      PS.I'm working on manage better my time.



      Regards,
      Dmarseller.

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  • Profile picture of the author wnatc1
    #6 and #10 rank high on my list

    I am always looking to find more time. Once you realize you have the time, then you must intend to do something with that time, and affirm each day what you want to head towards.

    Always trying to be more perfect can waste time when a better approach is to put it out there and then adjust.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amandasimmons
    There is one question we often hear at work place..."I'm not feeling well today"
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  • Profile picture of the author Shubh Ashish
    The biggest reason for failure is poiting fingers at others and not looking at ourselves.
    Here I remember a Quote which I love very much.
    "Hold yourself responsible for every Failure you face.By doing so,you will directly be credited for the complete success you face on your name."
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  • Profile picture of the author RoadCEO
    I once heard "Excuses are white lies we tell ourselves to keep from having to do something" I also think this comes in like with "FEAR false, evidence, appearing, real"

    Sadly my cup is overflowing with both ...
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  • Profile picture of the author eternalsongbird
    These are 10 excuses that prevent me from being successful-
    1. I feel the blankness of my father
    2. My financial problem
    3. The system of education of my department
    4. The negligence of my husband
    5. The socio-cultural condition of my country
    6. The jealousy of other people on me
    7. The instability of my mind
    8. Lack of security
    9. Lack of time for studying
    10. Rough weather.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
      This is a wonderful list. Thanks for sharing


      Originally Posted by eternalsongbird View Post

      These are 10 excuses that prevent me from being successful-
      1. I feel the blankness of my father
      2. My financial problem
      3. The system of education of my department
      4. The negligence of my husband
      5. The socio-cultural condition of my country
      6. The jealousy of other people on me
      7. The instability of my mind
      8. Lack of security
      9. Lack of time for studying
      10. Rough weather.
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  • Profile picture of the author ih8themall
    Thank you for sharing this!
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  • Profile picture of the author betterwtveter
    Two biggest excuses I get is that they don't have time or the money.
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  • Profile picture of the author jordianis
    I stopped caring about these success stoppers because I really want to succeed in this business, so I dont know anything but Im researching and Im making it happen!
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  • Profile picture of the author jakearms3
    Ideation without execution is a big one.
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  • If people lives in excuses, there is no chance he can go further to his journey.
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  • Profile picture of the author ju113n
    "Losers find excuses, winners find solutions." — Anonymous
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  • Profile picture of the author Dong Lee
    If you wont to be successful - NO EXCUSES then.


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  • Profile picture of the author aily
    Great advice. Iam just lost myself in famous vogue prom dresses and do not follow my own heart to make the unique prom dress for others. So i made little progress for me. I will work hard.
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  • Profile picture of the author aily
    Everyone work hard and insist on, your dream will come ture.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dong Lee
      Originally Posted by aily View Post

      Everyone work hard and insist on, your dream will come ture.
      True, true i wish to be a basketball player when i was a kid and i worked very hard for it and yes it helped me out, because i'm playing baksetball for my city team - cool right ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Nice! Taking personal responsibility is so important!
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  • Profile picture of the author Amandasimmons
    I think we all fall short time..No time for family, girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife....But we do have time for warrior forum :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author pitterz
    There's one that needs adding here:

    - I think I'm doing it wrong/missing out on something/the latest hot thing and what I'm doing no longer works (before I gave it chance) and jumped into another TACTIC promising easy/fast cash rather than having a business strategy and only buying "tactics" that fit with the strategy
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  • Profile picture of the author Mousumi
    Procrastination and the excuse that I don't have time are our two greatest enemies.
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  • Profile picture of the author eugenedm
    If you don't really want to do something, you make a lot of excuses. But if you're determined to do something, you will find a way to accomplish your goals. That's how people think.
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  • Profile picture of the author Evocess
    Very great thread as well as the blog!

    I think I have use those 10 words already in my life.
    But at this moment I just take everything in a positive way.
    If you take things in a negative way nothing will happen.
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  • Profile picture of the author lovelysue
    I love this list. It is from a program by Wayne Dyer called "Excuses Be Gone!". I was listening to it exactly today. It's all in my head - the excuses, how to change them.

    For the - do it tomorrow - there was an awesome explanation.

    When we tell ourselves an excuse like: I'm scared that I will fail; then it may or may not be true. If we reverse it to - I'm sure I will succeed - this also may or may not be true.

    As a result - if we choose to follow the 1st belief: I'm scared that I will fail; then - we don't want to fail, we don't want to feel bad... and leave the work for tomorrow.

    If we choose the 2nd belief: I'm sure I will succeed; we at least get a reason to look for a proof that we will succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jarmila
    I recently came across a great song by Ben Folds, "Do It Anyway" - and I play that when I'm feeling the urge to procrastinate. My new theme song!

    This moment is IT, the moment in which we create what we desire!
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  • Profile picture of the author Nic Oliver
    The 2 biggest excuses I get from clients are blaming everyone except oneself and playing the victim game.
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