I've been thinking a lot about excuses lately. They're something we all make, myself included. I look back at the time I've spent away from my YouTube channel, and I see all the reasons I gave: traveling, not having the right setup, worrying about my niche, or not having good enough b-roll. And then there were concerns about time and monetization.
But recently, something hit me like a ton of bricks: these weren't reasons, they were excuses. Plain and simple. It was a web I spun around myself to avoid doing what I truly wanted to do - share my life's lessons with all of you.
It's funny how we can convince ourselves that things have to be perfect. I know I did. I worried about all the little details when, in reality, they didn't matter. What mattered was getting my message out there, connecting with people, even if it's just a handful of you.
What I've learned is that excuses often keep us from taking action. We find all these "good reasons" not to do something, but when we dig deeper, we realize they're just barriers we've put in our own way.
I know I'm not alone in this. Smart people, we're some of the best at making excuses. We use our brains to rationalize why we shouldn't do something instead of asking ourselves why not.
I've decided to stop accepting these excuses from myself. It doesn't matter if things aren't perfect. What matters is taking action, doing something uncomfortable, leveling up.
I think this lesson applies to many areas of life. How often do we hold ourselves back from something good by convincing ourselves we have all these reasons not to do it? How often do we let excuses get in the way of our growth and happiness?