At a certain point in our life, we may come across the idea of starting a business. Generally when this happens, people fall into two major categories: “go for it” or “wait I will do it later”.
Some will go for it. However, majority of people will tend to find excuses and fall into the “wait I will do it later” group. The reason is throughout every stage in our life, excuses are everywhere and it is so easy to find.
Let’s take a look at the common timeline of a person:
Early 20s – College/ university
“Wait I will do it later. It’s not the right time. I focus on my study first.” (Lack of knowledge and information)
Mid/ late 20s – Working
“Wait I will do it later. I need to get more experience first. I don’t have enough money.” (Lack of confidence and self-belief)
Early 30s – Marriage & Family
“Wait I will do it later. I have no time. I need to take care of my family and children.” (Lack of passion and direction)
In the 40s – Comfort zone
“I have tried before. I think it’s a bit too late to start again now. It’s difficult for me to leave my job now.” (Influenced by past experiences and afraid of uncertainty)
In the golden age – Retirement
“I’m too old and have no energy to start a business.” (Lack of confidence)
As the time goes by, many people are going through every stage in life, allowing one excuse to another excuse stops them from achieving what they really want. It’s a chained effect. Most the time, the excuses are not the real reasons.
If we are looking at the different stages in life, the main reasons behind the excuses are generally lacking in the following aspects: knowledge, confidence, passion, direction, and certainty.
Here are 5 things you can do to help you, moving from “wait, later” to “Go for it.”
Cultivate reading habits
Adopt life-long learning
Open for opportunity
Learn to look at things positively
Look forward, instead of dwelling on the past
Stop letting your excuses pull you back from being extraordinary.
“He that is good for for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”