Most humans basically don’t want to change their lives because change is difficult hard work and old habits are usually too pleasurable to want to change.
Traumatic, tragic, or disastrous events in your life will sometimes make you change whether you want to or not but if you are relatively content with your life and feel relatively secure there really is no great incentive for you to change your lifestyle or your daily habits.
Where there is a will there is usually a way to improve your life and making excuses for an absence of will just prolongs complacency almost indefinitely.
For those who don’t have the courage or desire to change excuses abound. Here are 15 excuses which keep you from changing your life for the better and 15 reasons not to handicap yourself by making them.
I DON’T HAVE THE TIME:
If you are working 16 hours a day, 7 days a week at two jobs trying to make ends meet then you really don’t have the time and should seriously consider a thriftier lifestyle. If you are only working 8 hours a day then you have at least 8 hours a day and possibly 32 hours on the weekend to devote to other matters. Having the desire and discipline to schedule those off work hours is the key to finding time for selfimprovement and you really do have the time!
I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY:
If you are destitute and unemployed then this is a real problem and not an excuse. Moving in with your parents or relatives temporarily may be a temporary option.
If you have a job and are making money then you have to learn to budget your money better by spending less on food, clothing, shelter, and transportation. Save on food by eating high calorie foods or feed yourself by mostly drinking milk, eating eggs, potatoes, pasta, and bread. Wear the same clothes every day and use deodorant. Share an apartment with many roommates, and drive a bicycle or a scooter.
Obviously if you need more money then landing a better paying job is a first priority and you should spend your free time getting qualified for the new job.
If you still don’t save any money after paying off your cell phone monthly expense then you need to work more and spend no money on entertainment and fun.
I’M TOO TIRED:
If you are too tired then you are not eating enough nutritious food, not getting enough sleep and exercise, and drinking too much soda and alcohol or you are physically working too fast and hard at a back breaking job and should learn to physically slow down. If you are living a healthy lifestyle then being too tired is not a valid excuse.
I LIVE IN TOO SMALL A TOWN OR CITY:
Save up some money, find a job in a bigger city, and move there if the opportunity you are hoping for is more abundant there.
MY PARENTS OR SPOUSE DON’T SUPPORT OR HELP ME:
If you are an adult it is time to learn to live independently of your parents and if your spouse doesn’t support your efforts then prove them wrong or get a divorce and try to make it on your own if you have enough personal desire, ambition, ability, and drive.
I HAVE OFFSPRING:
If your ambition and plans for the future are plausible and convincing enough then your spouse will probably gladly support and help you by caring for the offspring more so that you have more time to pursue your selfimprovement goals.
I DON’T HAVE EXPERIENCE:
All experienced humans started without experience. They acquired new useful knowledge and skills in or out of school to become qualified at least on paper. If you don’t land the job of your dreams right away then you can always start at the bottom of the ladder in an entry level job or in an apprenticeship program.
I DON’T HAVE THE LOOKS:
Plastic surgery can do wonders unless you are dreaming about becoming a star or celebrity which unfortunately often requires a very good memory and considerable talent which you may not have in abundance.
About 40% of the American population is overweight and if the profession really requires average weight then consider going on a nutritious starvation diet under medical supervision at first.
I DON’T HAVE ANY DEGREES OR NOT THE RIGHT ONES:
Go back to school or selfeducate yourself on the internet and get the necessary degrees or comparable degrees.
***Not having a good enough memory and not enough inborn talent physically and/or mentally for a job or profession are the only valid excuses which should prevent you from starting on an inevitably frustrating course of lifetime failure and disappointment if you are foolishly unrealistic in your ultimate lifetime goals.
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