Excuses Begone is a book by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, one of my favorite authors. In his book, he teaches how to change lifelong self-defeating thinking habits.
The question is, why do we all the time stop ourselves? What is the reason that we let that happen? The answer is not so easy. We all have a different history in life. We all grew up in different families and surroundings. These factors have a huge influence on our thinking and our habits.
Excuses Begone Starts With Cognition
When you want that your excuses begone then you have to recognize what they are. You have to identify what pattern you follow when it comes to making a decision to change something and you don't do it. Most people follow all the time the same pattern in their life. It's mostly the same thing that stops them. It doesn't matter what it is you want to change.
For example, you want to lose weight. You know that your health would highly benefit if you would start with regular exercise. You want to undertake something and you start looking for a gym to join. But as soon as it comes to signing in to the gym you hesitate. You say to yourself, I don't have the money because I need a new car. Or maybe you say, I don't have enough time because my boss has set me under pressure and I have to work longer hours in the office.
When you read this, do you see also a pattern in your life? It's not always easy to accept that you have excuses. And it's also not so easy to break a pattern and to start a new way in thinking had behaving.
Excuses Begone – How To Break The Pattern
In principle it's easy. You have to make the conscious decision to change and simply do the things you want to change. I know it sounds a bit strange. In his book Excuses Begone Wayne Dyer has put together seven questions you can ask yourself when it comes to overcoming your limitation and that you can say my Excuses Begone:
- Is it true?
- Where did the excuses come from?
- What's the payoff?
- What would my life look like if I couldn't use these excuses?
- Can I create a rational reason to change?
- Can I access universal cooperation in shedding old habits?
- How do I continuously reinforce this new way of being?
These questions will help you to overcome your excuses so that you can say “Excuses Begone”. I highly recommend that you read the book by Wayne Dyer to move to the next level in your life. To go for the things you really want and don't let you stop any more from your self-defeating pattern.
There were also things in my life that I could have worthy excuses for. For example, when I started with my online business I started doing it in English. English is not my primary language and I never lived in an English-speaking country. I always lived in Switzerland where we speak Swiss German. So you see I could easily say “sorry this business will never work for me”. Most people would say “you are right, it's too difficult to start such a business”.
But I have dreams and I knew that when I want to achieve my dreams then I have to overcome my limitations. It was a conscious decision to join The Six Figure Mentors to start building my online business. I have known that I have to overcome huge obstacles. Was it worth it? Yes, it was definitely worth overcoming these obstacles and my life changed completely. Excuses Begone!