Stop making excuses for failure


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I recently posted a message as I normally do about success, time management, and goals. Apparently, someone did not agree with what I said because she blamed her lack of success on her current job.

She works 50 hours per week and does not have time to do what needs to be done to reach her goals. Unfortunately, I do not know what she is pursuing because she was too focused on defending her cause of failure instead of discussing her goals.

“Just think how much you could accomplish if you took one hour per day to work on your goals.”

Granted, many are probably tired from work, the children, cooking, and cleaning house. But, if you never work toward your own success you will forever be the hamster on the wheel.

Let’s put this into perspective. You have the same amount of time in the day as Oprah, Warren Buffet, Alicia Keys, Earl Graves Jr. and anyone else you may admire. These individuals run successful multi-million dollar companies and some more than one.

I have one to mention who is also making it happen. Melissa Harris Perry is the host of her own namesake show featured on MSNBC on Saturday and Sunday from 9-11 am, professor, author, director of projects, mother, and wife. In addition to the many hats she wears, Melissa flies between home and taping for the weekend show. I’m pretty sure that work becomes a challenge, but her week consists of more than 50 hours.

If you can find the time to watch an hour of television, listen to the radio, talk on the phone, respond to social media, and paint your nails, then you have time to schedule “success time” to work toward your goals.

If you want to become an author, write for an hour.

If you want to become an artist, schedule voice lessons for an hour.

If you want to become an athlete, condition for an hour.

If you want to become a speaker, sign up for toastmaster.

If you don’t know what you want, read personal development books for an hour.

Whatever it is that you want out of life it can be achieved with one hour per day. Technically, it is only 4% of your time. Trust me, you will look up and days, weeks, months, and years will pass by. Then the phrase, “you have time” will no longer exist. Failure is the worst feeling especially when you never attempt to try.

So, stop feeding into your excuses and begin giving that energy toward your goals. NO EXCUSES JUST RESULTS…Let’s go!

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About Bahiyah Shabazz 1003 Articles
Bahiyah Shabazz is one of the nation’s leading financial experts on the art of maximizing your growth. She's a wealth building expert, author, speaker, financial advocate, magazine and online columnist.

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