Monday, July 20, 2009

Excuse Busting Exercise

* Get very clear on your goal by writing down what it is you'd like to change or accomplish?

* Write down all the excuses you've used for not taking action on this before and which may come up again.

* Write down what those excuses have cost in terms of how you feel about yourself and your life.

* Write down the payoff you've gotten from allowing those excuses to keep you in action like you've avoided risking failure, you haven't had to take responsibility for your life, its been easy. Then ask yourself if you are ready to let go of that pay-off.

* Challenge the logic and reasoning behind each of your excuses, seek evidence that does not support their validity.

* If one of your excuses is being "too busy" decide what you are going to do differently to create the time you need to accomplish it, sometimes we have to say no to the good to make room for the great.

* Break down your goal into itty bitty steps and set deadlines against the first few.

* Commit to taking at least one action every day, beginning today, towards your goal.

* Get support! Share your goal with someone or lots of people and ask them to hold you accountable until you've reached it.

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