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“I really want to do this, but then…”

That’s how excuses come as hurdles to most of our pursuits. We all want to do so much in our life, but then end up with reasons like ‘I don’t have time’ ‘I find it hard to balance work and life’ and so on. Take a minute and think. How often do you give such excuses? It is important to overcome excuses. In my experience, I’ll tell you why and how it helps.

A few years back I read a book in which it is said that our mind always finds an escape route when we want to do something over time, and ‘excuse’ is the easiest way out. It might sound trivial, but if you look close it is such many small excuses that stay in the way of your bigger goals. Instead of giving excuses you have to train your mind to give out solutions. Like if you want to make great sunrise shots, you obviously have to be there when the sun rises, for which you have to wake up early, for which you have to go to bed early. Might sound simple, but you will agree how difficult it is to bring in this simple discipline of waking up early in the morning. But you have to do it, no matter what.

Trust me I do give excuses too but only when I’m asked to do things that I don’t want to. I have a family, a team to run, personal things to take care, and there are weddings to shoot. But on the top of all, I ensure to make time for things I want to do. That has been my biggest drive.

It takes this basic discipline to succeed instead it takes nothing to come up with an excuse. Never give an excuse and stay lazy. That’s negativity. Excuses don’t take you anywhere. In fact, they push you back from where you want to reach. If you can break this chain of excuses, you can become what you always want to. So next time your mind pops an excuse when you try to do something, use this formula:

“Replace excuse with a solution. And do it, no matter what”

When you do it constantly, it works  What do you think? Are you someone who gives reasons? Can we break the chain from now?

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