Five Lies We Tell Ourselves To Stay Safe: Lie #1

clock_in_natureI want to start by saying that I have NEVER done any of these things, nope, none of them, not me! (hopefully you can hear the sarcasm dripping).

This week is Lie #1 and in the following weeks will cover lies two through five.
You can find the other “lies” in this series here:
Lie #1: I don’t have time
Lie #2: I can’t afford it
Lie #3: It’s not in my budget

Lie #4: I need to think about it
Lie #5: I can do it myself
Conclusion

Now, let’s clear up what I mean by “stay safe.”

Staying safe means not taking risks. Not doing things that stretch our comfort zone. It’s not making a phone call to a potential client because it’s uncomfortable. It’s staying home from that networking group because you don’t know anyone. It’s not working with someone that could help you move forward in your business because it’s different than what you’ve done. I’m sure you can add plenty of your own examples.

Lie #1: I don’t have time

You decide everyday what you are and aren’t going to do in every moment, consciously or unconsciously. When you say you don’t have time for something, what you’re really saying is I choose not to make time for that. And that’s OKAY. You shouldn’t make time for everything.

However, it might serve you to review how you are spending your time and make some adjustments so you can do more of the things that you want to. Yes, Facebook and email count, but also think about what projects or activities might need to be put on the back burner right now.

And one more thing, life doesn’t slow down – ever.

So, right now might not be the best time, but will things really be that different in 3 months? 6 months? or year? or will it just be a different reason why now isn’t the right time?

Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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2 Responses to Five Lies We Tell Ourselves To Stay Safe: Lie #1

  1. Rich Brown says:

    I have so many emails everyday, that I delete some that I should read just because I don’t have time. There is one exception to that practice of mine. I never delete your emails. I may not read them when delivered, so they get saved for a quite moment to be read, like now at 4:35 am. Thanks for sending out your emails – I find them very useful. Rich

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