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Augustine Rodriguez
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There are two types of people in this world: those who make money and those who make excuses.  You have to choose be either one.  You can’t be both.

At the end of the day, ask yourself this question: “What would I rather have more of, money or excuses?”

Make up your mind to stop thinking about why you can’t do certain things or have certain things.

All I can tell you is that whatever excuses you think of, it’s all nonsense.  Why? Because there are records of people that had the same obstacles you may be facing or the same challenges or the same handicap, yet they have gone on to greater things despite it all.

Is that the type of person you would rather be remembered as?  I know I would want to be.

It seems like 80-90% of the people we encounter are whiners, complainers, and often make excuses to justify things.  No one really cares what your excuses are, they just want to know what you have accomplished or done with your life.  And the only people we need to justify things to is ultimately the person we see staring back at us in the mirror–ourselves.

Can we really look ourselves in the eyes if we know that we didn’t give it our all?

Here are some of the common excuses people use for not pursuing their dreams:

-    I don’t have the education or college degree.

-    I didn’t come from a rich family.

-    I don’t have the capital or “It takes money to make money.”

-    I don’t have the time to start a business.

-    I lack the business connections.

-    I can’t afford it right now.

-    I have two jobs, and I can’t do this right now.

-    I want more time with my family.

-    I don’t think I can do this.

-    I don’t have the skills and talents.

-    I’m not good looking.

-    I didn’t graduate at the top of my class.

-    And the list goes on and on…

Do you forgo your goals and dreams because it is uncomfortable and requires doing things differently than what you’re used to?

If it were easy and comfortable, don’t you think everyone would be rich?

Of course it takes work and of course we have to change and do things different.  Is it worth it to you to make the small sacrifices now to become financially independent and have the time freedom to do as you please?

Look at the alternative.  You can work one or two jobs until you’re sixty-five.  Then retire and wonder if your retirement cheque is going to be enough to cover all your expenses.  Imagine being 65 or 70 years old and worrying about money, paying the bills, and wondering how you’re going to afford to live, is that a gloomy picture or what?

It doesn’t have to be that way.  There are options.  More and more people are starting home based businesses and small businesses because they know that securing their financial future now is more important than ever.  People are waking up and realising that the world we live in is full of uncertainty.

Are you going to do something now before you’re forced to either by a job layoff or some other unforeseen event?  Isn’t it better to prepare for the future by learning how to grow a side business?

I know it’s easier to just drift with the currents then going against the tide, but we really don’t have a choice here.  It’s easier to prepare now for the worse than to not know what to do if we had no job prospects and a mounting pile of bills.

Don’t put off ’til tomorrow what you ought to be doing today.

 

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Rtn. PP PHF Augustine Rodriguez

       Secretary / Bulletin Editor / Web Administrator

       Rotary - Katugastota

August 12, 2011 at 1:10 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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