Making a change, especially one as big as going after a dream that seems impossible, requires courage. Sometimes the fear of failing causes us to have many false starts. We often perpetually procrastinate and make excuses for ourselves. What excuses have you given for not doing the very things that will lead you to the life you really want? Do they sound like this?
- I'm too tired.
- I don't have enough time.
- My job, spouse, or children take up all of my energy.
- I'm not smart enough.
- I'm too old now, so why even try.
- I've tried it before and it hasn't worked.
- I don't know where to begin.
- I am a failure.
This list could go on and on. I'm sure that you could add many other excuses to this list as well.
I came across this picture while on Twitter. (Follow me @kprizzy). As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Really excuses are just that, excuses. I love the look of sheer joy on this child's face as he runs towards the finish line. It must feel so good to overcome all limitations, doubts, and fears as he runs towards his goal.
I believe we all have that same courage inside of us.
Here's to letting go of fears and excuses, and going forward in the direction of your dreams. No matter how many times you've tried it before, or how long you've waited to start, it's never too late.