Last week I skimmed a post on ChrisBrogan.com called: 106 Excuses That Prevent You From Ever Becoming Great.
Seasoned typically Brogan-style with some wit and wry humor it listed normal excuses that get a solo-entrepreneur’s way of delving into or staying on track with modern business strategies like blogging and social media marketing. See if these excuses sound familiar:
“You don’t know where to begin.”
“Someone else is already doing it.”
“You’re afraid of what your costumers will think.”
How often do you think twice or even three times before sharing that link on your Facebook page or posting that professionally questionable blog post or tweeting that controversial but 100% true tweet? I do it, and we should do think twice. However, it’s not such a bad think to save the time and take a leap just to keep the conversations going.
“Your best ideas escape you.” – You simply can’t let this happen.
“You can’t commit to a schedule/calendar etc.”
“You’re too tired.” – Oh dear. Aren’t we all?
And then you scroll down to the bottom of his post to presumably number 106 and it says:
“You don’t have time.”
Seriously? You just read (or at least scrolled through) 106 excuses, 106 debunks and nearly 7,000 words. You have time.”
Sometimes, we just have to see excuses for what they are… Reasons for us to not be or do as great as we can.
If you would like to read the 99 other reasons why you aren’t but should be great check out the rest of Chris’s post: 106 Excuses That Prevent You From Ever Becoming Great.