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Why Haven’t you Achieved Mind-blowing Success?

Excuses are the fuel to all of life’s misfortunes.

The reason you aren’t Steve Jobs, Elon Must or Marie Curie isn’t because you lack the intelligence to attain such levels of brilliance, it’s because you are scared to open yourself to the criticism that will come along the way.

Scared to face up to your own inadequacies.

Scared to take risks.

So we invent excuses which excuse our lack of progress. We never revised for the exams so our failure has a reason. We are to busy to fully commit ourselves to our work.

Does that sound like you?

When we stop making excuses we stop developing reasons for not achieving anything of significance. It becomes black and white, you either reach your goals or you do not.

First you must set them. Write down what you want to achieve and detail the process of getting there.

What would you be doing right now if you had no fear?

No worries about what others think.
No worries about failing.

The only ubiquitous truth — the string that ties everyone who has ever lived that has failed to live up to their potential — is that everyone is scared.

The difference is whether the fear is paralysing or the inspiration that compels us to act.

Actions or inaction are the two paths offered when fear arises. One returns you to the start having done nothing to realise the dream, the other is a dark road, fraught with worry, stress, despair and only the potential for success but with no conceivable end in sight. This road of action is littered with obstacles which consistently challenge you to reverse course and revert to the process of nothingness.

By doing something, anything at all, you are afforded the prospect of discovery and the chance to learn. Only then can we evolve and grow.

7 men have risen from immigrant parents to become the president of the most powerful nation on earth.

We all have our trials and tribulations. Some of us start further up the ladders than others. Nepotism is rampant and there will always be an element of ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.

But the myth of the glass ceiling is a construct in or minds we use as a crutch to explain our lack of success.

It’s easier to view our lack of success through the prism of excuses, establishing reason why we didn’t achieve something, than face up to the reality — we impose conditions which sabotaged ourselves. We cultivate an environment which ensures we never meet our own potential.

Instead of relentlessly pursuing the life we want, we accept the boundaries we erect as a fixed reality. We sabotage our potential, waste our time and ruin our opportunities.

We are capable of achieving whatever we dream of — we are the race that put a man on a moon — if only we allow our imaginations to define what is possible.

Excuses are what enable short term happiness.

I couldn’t do it but it wasn’t my fault is the soundtrack to our lives.

We didn’t get the job because the successful applicants Dad knew the hiring managers son. We didn’t launch the next great app because we didn’t know how to code.

We are capable of whatever we permit ourselves to achieve. We are whoever we believe we are. If we erect barriers to appease or feelings we relinquish our ability to achieve the outcomes we dream of.

Becoming who we want to be begins with unshackling ourselves from the controlling measures society has applied. We are taught to act a specific way, to chase a certain life, to accept imposed limitations as reality.

But that is false: life is whatever we make it, doing and believing things because they are what have always been done handicaps us.

Fight the status quo, reject the establishment, zig when others zag and construct your world in your image.

You and you alone posses the life experiences and unique set of skills you have acquired through life — use them!

We each possess the same ability to alter the world we live in, we each possess the same influence to create things for others to use.

Whether you accept that or not is your choice.

Tomorrow is a new day, this is always true, until it’s not and you expire.

Those 24 hours are your tokens to create the world you imagine. They are the currency you posses which can be used to purchase your way to relevance in a world of noise.

Make things better and change things that don’t work — it’s as simple as that.

We can sit back and accept the limits of our mortality, that we are a cog in the industrial machine of life, but we can break of and build something new whenever we want.

Begin marching and others will follow.

The reality of the world is that everything is grey. Each of us possesses a brush to colour our life as we go.

Whether we leave a mark of glorious technicolour or a black homogenous smudge on the footnote of life is our choice.

What are you going to do?

Here’s What i’m Doing

I’m building Cleeyk.

Save Money: Why do you spend £90/£120 a month on a 12-month contract for Satellite/Cable TV when your neighbour spends £22/$30 and can cancel whenever they want? Ask the same question for every recurring expense you have.

Save Time: Why do you have to waste time renewing your car or Home insurance, Mobile Phone Contract, Gas and Electric provider every year when all your information remains the same?

Cleeyk is the solution. It shows you how much you could save based on what others are paying, then autonomously negotiates the reduction of your costs on your behalf. It also renews your car & home insurance, mobile phone contracts, gas and electric provider at the lowest possible rate without you having to do anything aside from confirm acceptance with a single click. You simply sit back and save.

Let me know what you think.

Written by

CEO / Founder / Coach @FirstbaseHQ Empowering people to work in their lives not live at work ✌️✌

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