How To Adopt A Mindset of Growth

Without question one of the most impactful decisions you can make to improve
your personal and professional life is to adopt a mindset of growth In this
article well explore what a growth mindset is and how you can adopt one in
your everyday life

Whether you want to be an entrepreneur become the best at your job or improve
your relationship with your significant other you cant possibly succeed in the
long run without the right mindset

Unfortunately many of us myself often included instead choose to view life as
an endless fountain of obstacles that we cant overcome

We make excuses as to why we cant be the person we want to be We blame
education the government our family and friends We blame lack of time
resources and doubt our ability

And in doing so we make ourselves powerless We forget that every situation is
an opportunity to grow

The reality is life is hard I dont mean that in a negative or condescending
sense I literally mean life is filled with problems setbacks and just bad
luck Its filled with pain sorrow and loneliness

But life is also filled with many joys many triumphs and and an abundance of
opportunities to grow

Thats not to say you can never feel angry or complain Thats not to say youll
always feel on the top of the world Quite the opposite actually

Adopting a growth mindset wont make your life easier but it will make your
life more bearable It will allow you to grow stronger from each and every time
you feel like giving up Its not a quick fix by any stretch of the
imagination but arming yourself with the best tools and mindset available will
equip you for the best chance at long term success and happiness

So how can you adopt the mindset of growth Lets take a look

Start From Where You Are
Whenever we try to grow or improve any area of our life we have a tendency to
compare ourselves with people whove made it

You want to lose some extra weight so you search skinny or sixpack on
Instagram

You want to quit your job so you fantasize over the entrepreneur on the cover of
INC who is certainly an overnight success

You want to travel the world so you think that by starting a blog youll be
able to accomplish what it took others decades to do

I see it time and time again including in my own life

But when we project our future we are inherently setting ourselves up for
failure When we compare our starting point to the thousands of others who have
found success we are being unrealistic and in turn creating expectations that
are impossible to meet

This obsession with comparing ourselves to the best has a cost Theres
certainly nothing wrong with being inspired by people who are doing awesome
things In fact part of the growth mindset means consciously surrounding
yourself with ambitious and uplifting individuals

But too often we self sabotage ourselves by believing we have to hit nothing but
home runs when a single could change our life

Starting from where you are means you accept the fact that you wont be perfect
when you start You wont necessarily be able to quit your job overnight Youll
make mistakes You might not get the promotion next month but if you put in the
work now youll eventually get to where you want to go

Being ambitious is a noble trait but dont let the obsession with success
prevent you from taking the first step No matter what youre trying to
accomplish you must first start from where you are

Be honest with where you are today Only then can you climb the ranks of
greatness Small steps today become miles tomorrow

View Life As An Experiment
In most academic settings today were taught to view life and success in black
and white This paper was great so you get an A This project wasnt very good
so you get a D

We carry that mentality into our own personal lives

You didnt get the job you wanted so youre a failure You asked that girl
out And she said no Single forever

We have been taught to avoid failure at all costs We are led to believe that
failure makes us less of men less of women

The problem with this line of thinking is that by avoiding failure we avoid
opportunitiesfor personal growth

If we choose to view life as an experiment however we empower ourselves to
march through our setbacks and become stronger for it

After being rejected for a job you no longer feel inadequate You assess the
situation figure out where you can improve and know that the next interview
will be even better

After getting turned down for a date you brush it off and begin working to
improve yourself

After gaining a few extra pounds over the holidays you look at your diet and
make a few small tweaks

Experiments are empowering Because failure cannot exist when looking through an
experiment lens

Failure is feedback Success is feedback

And with feedback theres nothing you cant do

Embrace The Suck
We all suffer from some degree of perfectionism Its natural to want to create
and ship the best But when we let our desire to be perfect delay the boat from
shipping the captain never makes the route

Whether youre starting a new job exploring a hobby or launching your own
business you must embrace the suck

When I started this blog in highschool I literally had no idea what I was
doing I just knew I had to write After a quick few Google searches I stumbled
upon WordPress I did some research and then bought my domain

I started And it was hard

Many times I felt like giving up Who am I to talk about how to live life Who
is going to listen to what I have to say But as I continued on I knew that
over time I would get better

My writing would get better My communication would improve I knew that by
showing up and putting in the work good things would happen and it turns out
they did

The suck isnt fun Its not pretty There will be plenty of doubts and times
you feel like giving up Even with the right attitude youll often be pushed to
the edge

This is to be expected

Your first time speaking in public might be filled with ums and uhs

Your first project proposal might be met with dozens of your colleagues rolling
their eyes

Your first product launch might fail to sell a single product

While most give up at the first smell of adversity those who adopt the growth
mindset know that the beginning is always just a test

Because

Your next time speaking you finish with one less um

Your next proposal attracts the support of a few of your favorite coworkers

Your next product launch blows past any and all expectations

You cant find greatness by sitting on the sidelines you find greatness by
embracing the suck

Find Growth Magnets
The people you surround yourself with matters Its been written about time and
time again If you surround yourself with people who look for the worst your
vision will be tainted with the same line of sight

The opposite is also true If you surround yourself with people who attract and
welcome growth youll eventually see an abundance of opportunities

Negativity and pessimism has unfortunately embedded itself into the daily lives
of most of us

We see it in that one family member or friend constantly nagging out the
economy The coworker who finds yet another reason to hate the boss The endless
amount of depressing stories on the front page of the news

Its a constant battle And yet Its unrealistic and naive to expect the world
to be ridden of all the bad After all its very unlikely youll be able to move
to the mountains and be one with nature But dont use that as an excuse as to
why you cant start taking control of your own life You start by focusing on
the things you can control

Instead of watching the news read an inspiring book

Instead of flipping through the TV listen to a chapter of your favorite author

Instead of staying up late surfing the web head to bed early so you can start
your day fresh

Instead of reading the latest click bait article that makes your bed boil
meditate for ten minutes

Instead of hanging around with your friend that always complains go to coffee
with the girl who inspires you

If you surround yourself with people who view growth as something positive
youll also start to see opportunities in the world One of the reasons I
started the A Boundless World podcast is because I love talking with otherwise
ordinary people doing some remarkable things Without fail every time I end an
interview I cant help but feel uplifted So I start to write I start to build
I start to ship

Growth magnets are anything that improve your life even just slightly These
small choices add up

Guard your mind and body from the constant barrage of why you cant And find
the people and habits that tell you you can

Find Your Invisible Scripts
Ever since I was a little kid Ive always been inclined towards the more
creative pursuits writing poetry etc And as I grew older I began developing
the idea that I would never be good at math That I just didnt get it And
its little surprise to know that I struggled in every math class all the way
through college

Of course I was perfectly capable of learning math It may not have been my
favorite subject but there was nothing stopping me from learning it like the
rest of my peers Because I self identified as someone who would never get
math it came true

I learned the concept of Invisible Scripts by Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You
To
Be Rich httpwwwiwillteachyoutoberichcomand have since been on a quest to
find and conquer all that I can

One of Ramits invisible scripts growing up was that he would always be a
skinny Indian and could never gain weight It wasnt until he started to
examine how silly that was that he was able to put on weight and significant
muscle

We are held back by invisible scripts that we are often to afraid to face We
often use these scripts as excuses to not do the work

Sure you may not be physically or mentally capable to become a rocket scientist
over night but most of what you desire is well within reach

Think or some of the excuses youve used for yourself over the last few months
I know for me there were plenty

I cant learn a new language because Im old and Ill never be able to have a
true conversation

I cant write well because I never took a formal writing class

My family has a history of being overweight so I cant lose weight

Why will anyone listen to me I didnt go to an amazing college

Finding your invisible scripts wont happen all at once It takes a significant
amount of time and effort and youll always struggle with various barriers in
your life

But overtime youll slowly begin to see some of the scripts that have been
holding you hostage for many years and learn to face them directly

What areas of your life are being held back because of belief that you havent
recently tested

Adopting A Mindset of Growth
Be wary of the teachers blogs and podcasts telling you that life is always
meant to be easy That certainly hasnt been my experience and Im guessing not
yours

How you choose to view the world is one of the few things in life you can
actually control

Youll still have setbacks Youll still want to scream Youll still have days
where all you do is eat ice cream and watch Netflix

And

Success will still take many years if not decades to forge

But consider the alternative Consider continuing to view life as an endless
amount impossible obstacles

With a mindset of growth you know setbacks are just temporary You know that
with the laws of momentum and consistency on your side youll eventually begin
to shape the foundation that will last the test of time

Choose the path of growth and youll be rewarded with a much richer and fuller
life

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How To Adopt A Mindset of Growth

Sequence of a plant growing in dirt, profiled against a white background.

Without question, one of the most impactful decisions you can make to improve your personal and professional life is to adopt a mindset of growth. In this article, we’ll explore what a growth mindset is and how you can adopt one in your everyday life.

Whether you want to be an entrepreneur, become the best at your job, or improve your relationship with your significant other; you can’t possibly succeed in the long run without the right mindset.

Unfortunately, many of us, myself often included, instead choose to view life as an endless fountain of obstacles that we can’t overcome.

We make excuses as to why we can’t be the person we want to be. We blame education, the government, our family and friends. We blame lack of time, resources, and doubt our ability.

And in doing so we make ourselves powerless. We forget that every situation is an opportunity to grow.

The reality is, life is hard. I don’t mean that in a negative or condescending sense. I literally mean, life is filled with problems, setbacks, and just bad luck. It’s filled with pain, sorrow, and loneliness.

But life is also filled with many joys, many triumphs, and and an abundance of opportunities to grow.

That’s not to say you can never feel angry or complain. That’s not to say you’ll always feel on the top of the world. Quite the opposite actually.

Adopting a growth mindset won’t make your life easier, but it will make your life more bearable. It will allow you to grow stronger from each and every time you feel like giving up. It’s not a quick fix, by any stretch of the imagination, but arming yourself with the best tools and mindset available, will equip you for the best chance at long term success and happiness.

So how can you adopt the mindset of growth? Let’s take a look.

Start From Where You Are

Whenever we try to grow or improve any area of our life, we have a tendency to compare ourselves with people who’ve “made it.”

You want to lose some extra weight so you search “skinny” or “six-pack” on Instagram.

You want to quit your job so you fantasize over the entrepreneur on the cover of INC who is ‘certainly’ an overnight success.

You want to travel the world, so you think that by starting a blog you’ll be able to accomplish what it took others decades to do.

I see it time and time again — including in my own life.

But when we project our future we are inherently setting ourselves up for failure. When we compare our starting point to the thousands of others who have “found” success, we are being unrealistic and in turn creating expectations that are impossible to meet.

This obsession with comparing ourselves to the best has a cost. There’s certainly nothing wrong with being inspired by people who are doing awesome things. In fact, part of the growth mindset means consciously surrounding yourself with ambitious and uplifting individuals.

But too often we self sabotage ourselves by believing we have to hit nothing but home runs, when a single could change our life.

Starting from where you are means you accept the fact that you won’t be perfect when you start. You won’t necessarily be able to quit your job overnight. You’ll make mistakes. You might not get the promotion next month, but if you put in the work now you’ll eventually get to where you want to go.

Being ambitious is a noble trait, but don’t let the obsession with success prevent you from taking the first step. No matter what you’re trying to accomplish you must first start from where you are.

Be honest with where you are today. Only then can you climb the ranks of greatness. Small steps today become miles tomorrow.

View Life As An Experiment

In most academic settings today, we’re taught to view life and success in black and white. This paper was great so you get an A. This project wasn’t very good so you get a D.

We carry that mentality into our own personal lives.

You didn’t get the job you wanted… so you’re a failure! You asked that girl out.. And she said no! Single forever.

We have been taught to avoid failure at all costs. We are led to believe that failure makes us less of men, less of women.

The problem with this line of thinking is that by avoiding failure we avoid opportunities for personal growth.

If we choose to view life as an experiment however, we empower ourselves to march through our setbacks and become stronger for it.

After being rejected for a job, you no longer feel inadequate. You assess the situation, figure out where you can improve, and know that the next interview will be even better.

After getting turned down for a date, you brush it off, and begin working to improve yourself.

After gaining a few extra pounds over the holidays, you look at your diet and make a few small tweaks.

Experiments are empowering. Because failure cannot exist when looking through an experiment lens.

Failure is feedback. Success is feedback.

And with feedback there’s nothing you can’t do.

Embrace The Suck

We all suffer from some degree of perfectionism. It’s natural to want to create and ship the best. But when we let our desire to be perfect delay the boat from shipping, the captain never makes the route.

Whether you’re starting a new job, exploring a hobby, or launching your own business, you must embrace the suck.

When I started this blog in highschool, I literally had no idea what I was doing. I just knew I had to write. After a quick few Google searches, I stumbled upon WordPress. I did some research and then bought my domain.

I started. And it was hard.

Many times, I felt like giving up. Who am I to talk about how to live life? Who is going to listen to what I have to say? But as I continued on, I knew that over time I would get better.

My writing would get better. My communication would improve. I knew that by showing up and putting in the work good things would happen, and it turns out they did.

The suck isn’t fun. It’s not pretty. There will be plenty of doubts and times you feel like giving up. Even with the right attitude, you’ll often be pushed to the edge.

This is to be expected.

Your first time speaking in public might be filled with ums and uhs.

Your first project proposal might be met with dozens of your colleagues rolling their eyes.

Your first product launch might fail to sell a single product.

While most give up at the first smell of adversity, those who adopt the growth mindset know that the beginning is always just a test.

Because…

Your next time speaking you finish with one less um.

Your next proposal attracts the support of a few of your favorite coworkers.

Your next product launch blows past any and all expectations.

You can’t find greatness by sitting on the sidelines, you find greatness by embracing the suck.

Find Growth Magnets

The people you surround yourself with matters. It’s been written about time and time again. If you surround yourself with people who look for the worst, your vision will be tainted with the same line of sight.

The opposite is also true. If you surround yourself with people who attract and welcome growth, you’ll eventually see an abundance of opportunities.

Negativity and pessimism has unfortunately embedded itself into the daily lives of most of us.

We see it in that one family member or friend constantly nagging out the economy. The coworker who finds yet another reason to hate the boss. The endless amount of depressing stories on the front page of the news.

It’s a constant battle. And yet… It’s unrealistic and naive to expect the world to be ridden of all the bad. After all  it’s very unlikely you’ll be able to move to the mountains and be one with nature. But don’t use that as an excuse as to why you can’t start taking control of your own life. You start by focusing on the things you can control.

Instead of watching the news, read an inspiring book.

Instead of flipping through the TV, listen to a chapter of your favorite author.

Instead of staying up late surfing the web, head to bed early so you can start your day fresh.

Instead of reading the latest click bait article that makes your bed boil, meditate for ten minutes.

Instead of hanging around with your friend that always complains, go to coffee with the girl who inspires you.

If you surround yourself with people who view growth as something positive, you’ll also start to see opportunities in the world. One of the reasons I started the A Boundless World podcast, is because I love talking with otherwise ordinary people doing some remarkable things. Without fail every time I end an interview I can’t help but feel uplifted. So I start to write. I start to build I start to ship.

Growth magnets are anything that improve your life even just slightly. These small choices add up.

Guard your mind and body from the constant barrage of why you can’t. And find the people and habits that tell you, you can.

Find Your Invisible Scripts

Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always been inclined towards the more creative pursuits, writing, poetry etc. And as I grew older I began developing the idea that I would never be good at math. That I just didn’t “get it.” And it’s little surprise to know that I struggled in every math class all the way through college.

Of course, I was perfectly capable of learning math. It may not have been my favorite subject, but there was nothing stopping me from learning it like the rest of my peers. Because I self identified as someone who would “never” get math, it came true.

I learned the concept of Invisible Scripts by Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Rich and have since been on a quest to find and conquer all that I can.

One of Ramit’s invisible scripts growing up was that he would always be a “skinny Indian” and could never gain weight. It wasn’t until he started to examine how silly that was that he was able to put on weight and significant muscle.

We are held back by invisible scripts that we are often to afraid to face. We often use these scripts as excuses to not do the work.

Sure, you may not be physically or mentally capable to become a rocket scientist over night, but most of what you desire is well within reach.

Think or some of the excuses you’ve used for yourself over the last few months. I know for me, there were plenty…

“I can’t learn a new language because I’m old and I’ll never be able to have a true conversation!”

“I can’t write well because I never took a formal writing class.”

“My family has a history of being overweight, so I can’t lose weight.”

“Why will anyone listen to me? I didn’t go to an amazing college.”

Finding your invisible scripts won’t happen all at once. It takes a significant amount of time and effort, and you’ll always struggle with various barriers in your life.

But overtime you’ll slowly begin to see some of the scripts that have been holding you hostage for many years and learn to face them directly.

What areas of your life are being held back because of belief that you haven’t recently tested?

Adopting A Mindset of Growth

Be wary of the teachers, blogs, and podcasts telling you that life is always meant to be easy. That certainly hasn’t been my experience and I’m guessing not yours.

How you choose to view the world is one of the few things in life you can actually control.

You’ll still have setbacks. You’ll still want to scream. You’ll still have days where all you do is eat ice cream and watch Netflix.

And…

Success will still take many years, if not decades to forge.

But consider the alternative. Consider continuing to view life as an endless amount impossible obstacles.

With a mindset of growth, you know setbacks are just temporary . You know that with the laws of momentum and consistency on your side, you’ll eventually begin to shape the foundation that will last the test of time.

Choose the path of growth and you’ll be rewarded with a much richer and fuller life.

The Ultimate List of Valid Excuses

Not seeing the results you want in your life Struggling to turn that idea into
reality Cant lose those few extra pounds

Need some more excuses to add to your list

Without further a due the ULTIMATE list of VALID EXCUSES No Really

I have a full time job three kids two dogs and a cat

I dont have enough time to work on my idea

I have student debt to pay off there is no way I can afford to work on my
business on the side

Im not qualified for the job that I know Im perfect for Might as well not
even try

The last guy I asked out rejected me At least Netflix doesnt judge

My parents were both overweight which means Ill always strugglewith my own
body issues

I didnt go to a great college so theres no way Ill be hired to work at an
awesome startup

I was born skinny no workout plan will help me gain some muscle

I tried my last business idea and it failed miserably now my parents wont
even talk to me

All my friends grew up never having to worry about money they dont understand
what its like to be me

My family and friends are so negative and theres nothing I can do about it

Ill work on my project at later this year It will be better timing

I made a few huge mistakes early on in my career and now Im destined for
mediocrity

I want to learn how to draw but art supplies are too expensive

I really want to learn Spanish but learning a new language as an adult is
impossible

I would really like to start a podcast but I dont know how

I bought a course on entrepreneurship but it was a scam so I didnt follow
through
Im an introvert so I cant go learn how to network

I dont have enough time All the successful people I know have money to hire
a virtual assistant

My job sucks so Im super tired after work Madden is my time to unwind
I had a really bad childhood everyone is out to get me

I have really bad anxiety I cant possibly ask for a raise

I did everything I could I dont know why I didnt get promoted

Everyone seems to take advantage of me Why should I even try

I hosted an event at college on how to manage personal finances No one showed
up

My first few jobs were all failures Will I ever find the job that is right for
me

I want to work on my online business but Twitter and FB keep sending me
notifications

I cant afford to eat healthy McDonalds is on my way home

My mum father brother sister say I should be a lawyer I guess that means
thats my destiny

I wrote a blog post but no one read it I must be a terrible writer

No one understands my situation Im stuck and always will be

I want to make money online but everyone who does is a scammer

Ive been wanting to change careers for years now but Im 40 and its far too
late for that

I read a few books in highschool and hated it No book appeals to me

Im so afraid of coming up short What will my family and friends think

I raised money for my last startup and it failed Now investors wont return my
calls

I had to settle for a job that I hate because my wife and children are
depending on me

I am TERRIBLE at math Ill never be able to learn calculus

All my friends went to an amazing school Im destined to be a loser

Theres so much I want to learn But I dont have the time or money to do so

My last girlfriend broke up with me out of the blue Ill never be able to find
love like that again

My entire family loves political party x but I disagree with them Well never
be able to get along

My friend said I was wasting my talents I just want to give up

Im in a shitty relationship and I dont know what to do

I was a jerk to my friend and now they wont talk to me

My super successful coworker has always been good with people Ill never be
able to be like him

Im always shy in group situations no matter what I try I can never be good
with people

My friend has a fitbit Im so jealous No wonder she is able to stay in such
good shape

My uncle lied to me when I was young I cant trust anyone anymore

I dont understand FB My online business is doomed

My teacher said I would never be a good writer I became a lawyer instead
I tried a new exercise routine for 3 days and it didnt work

Eating healthy is so boring

I dont know how to start a website

My significant other thinks my business idea is stupid I guess I should stay at
my job

I have ADD theres no way I can ever focus long enough to succeed

Valid Yes Weve all listened to the abundance of excuses living inside our
head

But your health happiness and future success depends on your ability to
ignore

Whats your excuse Good Youre human

Now go and make things happen anyway

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The Ultimate List of Valid Excuses

Not seeing the results you want in your life? Struggling to turn that idea into reality? Can’t lose those few extra pounds?

Need some more excuses to add to your list?

Without further a due, the ULTIMATE list of VALID EXCUSES. No. Really.

I have a full time job, three kids, two dogs, and a cat.. I don’t have enough time to work on my idea.

I have student debt to pay off, there is no way I can afford to work on my business on the side.

I’m not qualified for the job that I know I’m perfect for… Might as well not even try.

The last guy I asked out rejected me.. At least Netflix doesn’t judge.

My parents were both overweight, which means I’ll always struggle with my own body issues.

I didn’t go to a great college, so there’s no way I’ll be hired to work at an awesome startup.

I was born skinny, no workout plan will help me gain some muscle.

I tried my last business idea and it failed miserably.. now my parents won’t even talk to me.

All my friends grew up never having to worry about money.. they don’t understand what it’s like to be me.

My family and friends are so negative.. and there’s nothing I can do about it.

I’ll work on my project at later this year. It will be better timing.

I made a few huge mistakes early on in my career, and now I’m destined for mediocrity.

I want to learn how to draw, but art supplies are too expensive.

I really want to learn Spanish, but learning a new language as an adult is impossible.

I would really like to start a podcast, but I don’t know how.

I bought a course on entrepreneurship, but it was a scam so I didn’t follow through.

I’m an introvert, so I can’t go learn how to “network.”

I don’t have enough time! All the successful people I know have money to hire a virtual assistant.

My job sucks, so I’m super tired after work — Madden is my time to unwind.

I had a really bad childhood, everyone is out to get me.

I have really bad anxiety.. I can’t possibly ask for a raise.

I did everything I could! I don’t know why I didn’t get promoted.

Everyone seems to take advantage of me. Why should I even try?

I hosted an event at college on how to manage personal finances. No one showed up.

My first few jobs were all failures. Will I ever find the job that is right for me?

I want to work on my online business, but Twitter and FB keep sending me notifications.

I can’t afford to eat healthy, McDonalds is on my way home.

My mum, father, brother, sister, say I should be a lawyer… I guess that means that’s my destiny.

I wrote a blog post, but no one read it. I must be a terrible writer.

No one understands my situation… I’m stuck and always will be.

I want to make money online, but everyone who does is a scammer!

I’ve been wanting to change careers for years now, but I’m 40 and it’s far too late for that.

I read a few books in highschool and hated it. No book appeals to me.

I’m so afraid of coming up short! What will my family and friends think?

I raised money for my last startup and it failed… Now investors won’t return my calls.

I had to settle for a job that I hate, because my wife and children are depending on me.

I am TERRIBLE at math! I’ll never be able to learn calculus.

All my friends went to an amazing school. I’m destined to be a loser.

There’s so much I want to learn! But I don’t have the time or money to do so.

My last girlfriend broke up with me out of the blue… I’ll never be able to find love like that again.

My entire family loves political party x.. but I disagree with them! We’ll never be able to get along.

My friend said I was wasting my talents.. I just want to give up.

I’m in a shitty relationship, and I don’t know what to do.

I was a jerk to my friend, and now they won’t talk to me.

My super successful coworker has always been good with people! I’ll never be able to be like him.

I’m always shy in group situations.. no matter what I try.. I can never be good with people.

My friend has a fitbit! I’m so jealous! No wonder she is able to stay in such good shape.

My uncle lied to me when I was young! I can’t trust anyone anymore!

I don’t understand FB. My online business is doomed.

My teacher said I would never be a good writer. I became a lawyer instead.

I tried a new exercise routine for 3 days and it didn’t work.

Eating healthy is so boring!

I don’t know how to start a website!!

My significant other thinks my business idea is stupid. I guess I should stay at my job.

I have ADD.. there’s no way I can ever focus long enough to succeed.

…..
………
…..
………

Valid? Yes. We’ve all listened to the abundance of excuses living inside our head.

But your health, happiness, and future success depends on your ability to ignore.

What’s your excuse? Good. You’re human.

Now go and make things happen anyway.