Posts Tagged ‘excuse’



8. You’re young; these days are supposed to be carefree and fun.

This message is heard so often in our society.  From parents attempting to live through their children, encouraging their kids to do things they never got to try when they were younger, to collaborative songs by Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg.  You’re not supposed to have anything tying you down in life when you’re young, no obligations, no responsibility.  

Living carefree and fun means you are living without a purpose.  How can you have fun in life if you have no money, can’t afford your car or phone payments, and you don’t own anything?  

This is the time to work.  The time to grind.  The time to stay up late into the night working on a project, and still have the resilience to bounce up in the morning, have some caffeine and go at it again.  Many take a while to discover who they are at a young age.  Some people mature more quickly than others.  Jump into something.  Get involved.  It doesn’t matter what it is.  By getting involved and exploiting every opportunity you have while you are young, you will have fun.  More importantly, you will learn who you are.  

How are you supposed to know who you are if you continue to float through life on the same, carefree path.  Get out there and do something.  ANYTHING.  You will learn what you like and what you don’t like, the things you value, what is important to you and what you believe.  You’ll meet a ton of people who may prove to be invaluable resources later in your life.  You can’t sit around and use the excuse, “I’m young.  I’m supposed to live a carefree, fun life.”  That is just an EXCUSE.  

Quit fulfilling this misconception.  Don’t use it as an excuse, use it as an opportunity to rise above and get ahead.  Start playing the game called life.  Don’t follow the crowd.  Immerse yourself in something.  And never stop.  Live life to fulfill your potential, to satisfy your purpose.  That is the life worth living and working hard for.


Be A Young Hustler, Go Out There And Take Action

It’s a little after 4:30 am and I am up ready kick off my day and ACT.  I woke up, read my personal mission statement and enjoying a quiet breakfast.  It’s a good morning.  Something good is going to happen today, I can feel it…

I’m sure you guys are familiar with many of the following phrases:

“There aren’t enough hours in the day”

“So much to do, so little time”

“I just don’t have enough time”

And there are many more.  I’m sure a lot of you have used these very same phrases. I know I have.   But the GREAT news is that you can stop using these kinds of phrases because they are just excuses.  

The word “excuse” is a noun meaning “a reason or explanation put forward to defend or justify a fault or offense” or as a verb, “release someone (in this case, meaning yourself) from a duty or requirement.  

There is absolutely NO reason to defendfault.  That is what lazy people do.  If you wish to succeed, you act on your fault.  Act so much that you in turn change your fault so there is no longer any existence of a fault.  That’s right, action literally makes your faults disappear. 

What would you do if you had no faults? Impossible? Nah. You just aren’t taking enough action!  In his book, The TenX Rule, Grant Cardone (@GrantCardone) powerfully states, “Any person who uses blame as the reason why something happened or did not happen will not accumulate real success in their life, and only will further his or her status as a slave on planet earth.”

That’s heavy that quote a couple times and really let it sink in.  There are two simple choices you have in life: to act or to make an excuse.  They both take the same amount of energy to do.  They both affect your life, family, friends, etc.  They both define your level of success.  They both define you as a person.

So which will you choose?  I hope you will join the movement to be a Young Hustler and get out there and ACT.  Success is waiting for you at the finish line; you get there by taking action that “everybody else” refuses to do, and by putting in more time, more heart, more everything than anyone else, and you have a golden path to the finish line.

Change your mindset and habits now.  Make the conscious decision as Grant Cardone encourages, “to make success your duty, obligation, and responsibility.”  Success is no longer an option, it is now your ethical responsibility. SO GET UP AND ACT, THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR YOU!