Before people try a new thing they take into account three aspects: the pros, the cons and the excuses.
Most people think pros and cons are the only two things that count when making a decision. In fact, the excuses they can come up with matter just as much.
How many times did you hear someone who had something to do saying: “It’s not my job to do it”. Or someone with a great business idea claiming: “I don’t have the time to work on it. I have a job.” Or even someone who said that she or he would like to lose weight but can’t because that’s just their body constitution.
Often times they may seem like really good reasons, which is why people will subdue to them. The better “reasons” they have, the safer they’ll feel in their decision to not do what they could. Those though, are not reasons but excuses. People can’t really argue with a good excuse and the fear of tackling something new will surely make them embrace any good excuse.
What you can do though, is to not allow yourself to have any excuses. Expose yourself to making a decision without allowing fear to find a way to hide behind excuses. Do it even if it’s not your job! Start working on your ideas even if you have a job! Get yourself in shape!
So what’s your excuse now?