Thursday, November 29, 2012

What Excuses Are You Using to Block Your Success?

What Excuses Are You Using to Block Your Success?

Do you ever find yourself offering excuses for not meeting a deadline, not following through on a promise, and failing to give your best effort? You are not the only one. Many people use excuses to avoid responsibility and ownership of their actions thinking that an excuse can remove them from a situation. This is where blaming often comes into comes into play. “It is not my fault.” Or “She made me late for meeting the deadline.” If you cannot meet a deadline, it must be someone else’s responsibility to meet it. But it’s not – you have the control of your own actions. Yes, life may throw you a curve ball but own your words and actions. 

You may be sabotaging your own success based on a fear of what that success may provide you with.  You may be saying to yourself, “Really?” Self-sabotage is directly related to the fear of change and what the unknown may bring. If your intentions are good, why not bask in success?

Perfection and procrastination are the sisters of blocking one’s success. When you are waiting for the perfect timing or working on a project so it is absolutely perfect, you are procrastinating. Procrastination is an avoidance of being judged for not being perfect or “not good enough” or the fear of the unknown – the outcome. Whatever the case may be, there are times when imperfect inspired action is the best. You can adjust you route along the way. After all you are the driver of your life aren’t you?
Charmaine Hammond and Debra Kasowski are the authors of GPS Your Best Life- Charting Your Destination and Getting There in Style.  Jack Canfield, co-author of The Success Principles and Chicken Soup for the Soul says that “Charmaine and Debra show you how to navigate through life’s inevitable roadblocks and obstacles with ease and grace, so you can reach your desired destination”. To find out how to GPS Your Best Life, visit

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