“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” –– Jordan Belfort, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Think about something you want. Maybe it’s a new car. A promotion. A desire to leave a lasting impact on your team. Maybe you want financial freedom. To lose weight. More free time. A job that doesn’t give you the Sunday Scaries. Fulfillment. Better relationships. Self-respect. Leading with confidence.
Now think about the reasons why you don’t have what you want.
There’s not enough time.
Finances are tight.
I’m too exhausted.
The timing isn’t right.
Someone will judge.
I might fail.
Reasons = Excuses.
All of the reasons why you can’t have what you want are really excuses.
All of the reasons why you can’t have what you want are stories in your head that aren’t real.
If you want something badly enough, you CAN find your way around the excuses and make it happen.
Is it easier for some people? Definitely.
Do you need to be realistic? Yes. I can’t change my height no matter how badly I want to. But too often I see clients confuse “being realistic” with an excuse, or a limiting belief, or, as Jordan Belfort put it, a bullshit story.
Next time you’re thinking about something you really want, think hard about some of those “reasons” holding you back.
No more bullshit.