What’s Your Excuse for Not Taking Action?

I would like to know what your excuse is for not taking action on your idea. Just this week I was in Phoenix, Arizona, standing outside a business. A guy comes hobbling up on one crutch. He has a crooked knee and it looks like it hurts him to walk. We had a minute or two to talk, so I asked him his story.

He was injured on in a motorcycle accident almost 30 years ago and it really messed up his knee. He didn’t let that stop him. He built an equipment maintenance business out of his garage. Due to the high demand for this work, his business grew. Today he employs 11 people and as of this week, he is selling his company and moving back to Ohio. What a cool story!

If you would look at the guy, you would not see someone who fits the mold of a successful business person. He could barely walk!!! However, he inspired me to make the most of my situation and not make excuses for where I am. You know how cool it was to hear this guy tell about how he was selling a building that week and needed to clean it out?

How about you? Are you making excuses for why you haven’t started your own business? Are you blaming your circumstances for your lack of progress? Is it easier to just be entertained each evening rather than take the time to change your future? Are you spending your money on things or on assets? What do you create that has lasting value? What is it that you fear? These are some good questions to ask.

Stop making excuses. Get some good people around you to inspire and motivate you, and then go make something happen. Today!

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About The Author

Duane Rockensock

Duane (Rocky) Rockensock is a husband, a dad, and the National Reconditioning Manager for AmeriGas Propane. Since he was a teenager, Duane has loved hearing the stories of how people have started creative businesses or found ways to use their talents to accomplish amazing things. For that reason he started this blog to encourage teens and adults to find their purpose and to provide the tools and resources to make that happen!