Well, I think we have heard them all, don't you - I'm busy, I don't understand how to do this and that, I'm shy about meeting new people, I don't know how to talk to others, I can't get anyone to join my sites, I'll do it tomorrow, etc. and the list goes on and on. So after hearing a few more today AGAIN - I thought I'd take the time to vent some of my thoughts.
I have some favorite quotes that come to mind when I hear people chatting -
Excuses are the nails used to build a
house of failure.
Ninety-nine percent of failures come from
people who have the habit of making excuses.
See I'm in quite a few Skype Rooms and even tho I don't chat alot in
them because I'm working - I do keep up with the conversations that go
on in them and it amazes me all the excuses that people come up with -
like the one that I'm too busy - don't have time BUT yet was in the room
chatting for 15 minutes vs writing a post for their blog or finding a
way to help someone that needs it - it does not take long to do these
things if you learn to manage your time.
day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No
apologies or excuses
. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is
yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the
quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.”
Over the years being on many volunteer projects, I find that the people that are doing the most are the ones that make the time to help with these projects - they don't use excuses - they just get it done - a doer In today's life, many of us are busy - but if you are a doer - then you find away to make it happen - you don't look for an excuse why it can't be done or why you can't be done.
"There's a difference between interest and commitment.
When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance
When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
Over and over again I come across people with excuses, so I have changed my approach with them now - when they tell me I don't have time - I say - lets do it together now I have a little time. Since I own traffic exchanges, I have had so many say I can't do this as I don't have a banner for my website - so I stop what I'm doing - go to their site and a few minutes give them a banner. Then I have people tell me, I'm not a writer - I can't do blogs - so then I ask then then - well tell me what you are doing, tell me about your site, etc. whatever they are promoting and you know what I do then - I copy and paste what they are saying in notepad and then when they are done - I ask them now if you had to sum that up into a one-liner what would you say and then after they are done I copy and paste what they just gave me and they just wrote their first blog post - it's that easy people.
Listen to what others are saying and if you take away their excuses - you and them both will benefit, can't you see that - that is what we mean by helping others. It's not easy starting online but with some guidance we all can climb to the top together - that is call teamwork.
Sooooooooo the next time you are going to make an excuse - STOP AND THINK - why am I making that excuse - most of the time in the time that you came up with the excuse - you could almost have had the project done - be a DOER When others are giving you excuses - take them away - by helping them - making them a doer also - once they have experienced it once - they most likely will keep going after that.