“If it’s important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse”Ryan Blair
Another quote I’ve heard that goes alongside this one is that if you want something doing, ask a busy person. What’s on your to-do list that seems impossible to fit in? How important is it to you? If it really matters to you, somehow you’ll find a way. I know if I’m feeling really passionate about something I’ll manage to do it. Somehow. I might sacrifice something else, or work like the clappers to allow me to do whatever it is, but if something matters to me enough there’s nothing standing in my way. What can you give up or change to enable you to do the things you really want to do?
Is there anything on your list that you’ve been putting off? Why is that?
I know my clients often put off things like making videos or Reels due to lack of confidence, low self esteem, lack of time or worry about messing up. Not knowing the tech is another one. It’s really common even though we all know there are multiple benefits to video (which isn’t the only way or the be all and end all either!)
My point not being that you should make videos but maybe you have something on your list of things to do that you are putting off because you don’t want to do it? You’re nervous, you’re worried about it for some reason – but you KNOW that doing it will be worth it. You’re making excuses.
You can stop making excuses and make it happen.
Or forget about it.
If you’re not making it happen.. how much does it matter? Maybe it’s not as important after all… which is fine as long as it’s not something you really DO need to do, like your tax return, but this is the moment to delegate and get that off your plate so you have more time to focus on what you really care about.
Maybe you need to think of ways to make your “thing” less scary. Start with smaller steps and build up, develop a plan and then follow it. The longer you put it off, the bigger it’s going to seem and if it’s worth doing then you’re not going to benefit from it if you don’t make it happen. Talk to someone who already did it. Book a discovery call. Find out the next step. Make a Canva account. Make a list. Whatever you need to do.
Recently I heard a talk which included a section about REST. Rest is hard to achieve too isn’t it? But it’s necessary. We need it. Sarah said that even if we rested just 1% more then that would be helpful, and maybe the next month we could rest 2% more. The tiny steps you take to do the thing that matters don’t need to be any larger than that if you can’t manage it.
Maybe you need to just get it over with, that thing you’re putting off. Just do it so it’s done. No more excuses, seize the day and get it out of the way?
There isn’t a right or a wrong way, but if it MATTERS. Really matters. You’ll make it happen.