Cure the Failure Disease

by | Jun 23, 2023 | Uncategorized

Have you ever thought of yourself as too young, too old, too smart, too dumb, too tall, too short, too big, too small, too experienced, too inexperienced, too sick, too tired…?

Every artist has some version of this going on, even the most successful people you know.

Many artists disqualify themselves from the success they desire for reasons they think are very sound but are usually anything but.

Many artists disqualify themselves from the success they desire for reasons they think are very sound but are usually anything but. Click To Tweet

The only difference between you and your more successful counterpart is they have developed self-awareness to know when they’re pulling back when they should be pushing ahead.

If you’re making excuses for yourself in any capacity, you need to look at why that is. Is it habit? Did you learn it from someone? What has you looking for an “out” when you should be “in?”

I’m not kidding – do the inner work. Journal. Think. Reflect. Ask questions. Converse with a trusted friend or mentor. Notice where your excuses are coming from. They are coming from somewhere. Be willing to dig deep to identify the reasons, whether it’s learned behavior or trauma. And once you know the source, notice it whenever it comes up, so you aren’t stuck in repeating habitual behaviors. Empower yourself with the ability to take new actions where you would normally back out.

Read David J. Schwartz’ The Magic of Thinking Big in full and cure the failure disease – Excusitis.

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