I’m so excited to talk to you today about excusitis! What in the heck is that, you ask? Excusitis is a term that I picked up from a book called, “The Magic of Thinking Big” by David Schwartz. It’s one of the 1st books I read when I 1st jumped into a multi-level marketing company. I was told I needed to expand my mind and start believing bigger than I ever thought possible. And I wasn’t a negative person, in fact, I called myself a “realist.” ☺
While reading this book, I discovered one of the chapters in it is called, “excusitis!” Basically saying that people typically make excuse, after excuse, after excuse and continually pass the buck! Therefore, completely limiting ourselves and getting ahead in life. That really hit me hard. I’m the type of personality that likes being right. I don’t like being wrong, I have a hard time accepting that I’m not good at stuff. And I admit that’s a fault of mine.
Learning about excusitis made me take a hard look in the mirror and made me realize that anywhere I am in life is all because of the things I’ve done to get me to that point. And I needed to completely, 100% accept responsibility for the condition that I was in.
If you think about it, we can’t control the things that happen to us, but we can definitely control what we do with the situation, or how we react. My biggest message for you today is learn to step outside of yourself, know when you’re making excuses. Also realize when you need to step back, take a deep breath and accept responsibility for where you are.
Know, really KNOW that you can change it, if you WANNA change it! Passing the buck, blaming on things, situations, or people, or companies will NEVER get you ahead in life.
One of my mentors from afar is Brian Tracy and he always talks about this too. When you know that you are the one that’s responsible and when you start taking responsibility for the things that happen in your life, you have the power to change the future. But you have to make that decision to accept responsibility for EXACTLY where you are at this point and time.
So the next time you go to start to make an excuse, I want you to ask yourself, “Do I have excusitis?” And then be honest with yourself.
You don’t have to tell on yourself, just be honest!
Remember, you have the power to change your future!!!
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