There is no special order for these nor will one completely rule you out but I believe those who fail have this entire set embedded in who they are. The first step in their removal is catching them in the act.
It costs too much! If you are not willing to pay the price for success, and for each of us it comes with a different price tag, you will not succeed. The success road is uphill and the most direct, shortest route is the steepest.
I can’t do this. I’m not ready or it isn’t a good time now. If you have a losing attitude you will lose. You get what you expect out of life. Expect the worst, and that’s what you’ll get. Argue for your limitations and sure enough they are yours. Believe the path is covered with landmines and it is interesting how they only go off on you.
I don’t like to read. I don’t understand, explain it again. If you quit growing you are near dead. You are what you are, and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. Spend time and effort on the quality of what your mind absorbs and you will grow. Waste it on junk; you get a junk filled mind. Learn to read the signs of the path you are on and you won’t make so many wrong turns.
I am overwhelmed. I am too busy already. Does your game plan for life have you at the effect of circumstances instead of the cause? There are two kinds of failures: Those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought. Make your plan, work your plan. There is a route you can take that is your best route. Learn to listen to your intuition instead of those who agree with your excuses.
I am too old, too young. If you are unwilling to embrace change you cannot succeed. Some people cling to what they hate rather than embrace what might be better because they are afraid. Some are afraid of the unknown, others are afraid of getting something worse and most often people are afraid of the attention that comes with success. If you don’t know what to do, do something, DO ANYTHING as long as you keep moving.
I don’t know anyone. I only have a few friends. People who cannot get along with others will never get ahead in life. Even the Lone Ranger had Tonto and too many people fail in relationships with others. The quickest route to success is lined with friends and great times all the way to the top.
Who you are makes a difference. You are either your excuses or your accomplishments. You can only have one and you must give up one for the other. Again! You are either your excuses or your accomplishments.