1) I can’t do it.”

Well … if that’s what you’re telling yourself, then that’s what’ll happen.

I learn something new every day. Most of the time, not on purpose, if you catch my drift.

And when we have smart phones, search engines and YouTube at our finger tips, you can learn how to do just about anything. Look it up. Figure it out. You CAN do it.

This is when you will truly discover your greatness. Be bold and give it a go. There’s nothing more rewarding then over-coming a challenge.

2) I’m not feeling it right now.”

It’s normal to lose the desire and motivation to get stuff done. Learning to balance our energy is a great way to keep ideas fresh. However, if you’re waiting around for motivation to kick in, or mental stimulation, you’re probably not getting much work done.

Just do the work.  As you start to see the results of your hard work, the motivation will kick in and you’ll be glad you dug in and stuck to it.

Going to the gym for an intense workout is one of the most difficult things I do. Yeah, some days I just want to drink some coffee and work. Instead, I kick myself in the a## and just get there. Then… I begin. About 5 mins into it, everything will flow.

Just begin. Just begin…

3) I’m too busy.”

 Who isn’t? The day to day hectic battle can catch up to us quick and make us feel defeated. But life is short. When you want something bad enough, you have to make the time for it. If you want something different, you have to do something different.

If someone were constantly too busy for you, you might re-evaluate your relationship with that person, right?  Take the same approach. At the same time, stick with the successful people who want you to do better in life.

“Show me who you hang with, and I will tell you who you are!”

4) I’m too tired.”

Again. just like being busy, who isn’t tired?

Suck it up, buttercup. I know single moms with newborns who don’t complain a peep.  Simply because they can’t.  They have to keep going.

If you’re really feeling run down, slowly start to create better life habits. No T.V. in the bedroom. Stop using the phone an hour before bed. Exercise. Take a walk. Fresh air and nature can accomplish way more than any sleeping pill, any day of the week.

Don’t forget to throw in a decent night of sleep too. There are many people who function on 4 hours of sleep each day. Sometimes we make some sacrifices to meet our goals. Success doesn’t come without some hard work and giving up a few things.

Now I don’t advocate purposely getting less sleep, I’ve tried that and it just doesn’t work long term.

Rearrange your priorities and you can get a lot more done (get the heck off of FB and the tube!)

5) There’s no guarantee it’s going to work out.”

Really? I hate to break it to you, but there are no guarantees in life. Ever.

Life requires work and struggle. And if it’s not at a job, it’s something else.

Sometimes facing the unknown is the hardest part. Getting out of our comfort zone is hard, but in most cases, the most growth and potential happens here. Get to work and embrace the hell out of it!  If it doesn’t work out, who cares! Laugh it off, chalk it up to experience and move on.

Then try again!

6) I’m not good enough” or I don’t deserve success.

The stench of insecurities and deep-rooted self-esteem issues is strong with this one, but essentially, it’s an excuse.  And total crap.

When we take the time to believe what our true value is, we become that in other people’s eyes. Stop watching from the sidelines. Don’t allow society to dictate your worth and what you deserve. It all starts with you and ends with you.

When we believe it, act on it and DO something, the possibilities are endless.

Action creates results. Belief in yourself + laser-focused action creates empires.

7) My luck sucks.”

Some of the most successful people in the world shun the grand “concept” of luck.

“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”  Thomas Jefferson

“Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The best luck of all, is the luck you make for yourself.” Douglas MacArthur

Get the picture?  Forget the definition of that word.  Go after it. Work hard.

So …

Get out there and be the boss. Write your own story. No one decides but you.

Do the things you never thought you could do. Say them, write them down or anything that helps you believe.

The only one you’re hurting is yourself if you don’t!

Now, reading this probably created a little stir of motivation in you, right?

A “yeah. Yeah! David is right, I can do this!”

Good, that was my intention, because yes, you can do it!

Now you may be wondering what the heck to do next. Good news, I’m going to show you.

In the next email/blog post, I’m going to tell you some key things that will help you make it happen.

A few simple “hacks” that I’ve learned which really help me get it done.

It’s 5:54am as I write this, and I’m getting ready to head down to the FL keys to swim with some dolphins, go snorkeling on the only living Coral Barrier Reef in N. America, and other cool stuff.

Why do you care? Simple. I’ve figured out enough about getting s*#t done that I’m able to enjoy these kind of things. It sure as heck wasn’t always like this!

Anyway, I’m going to tell you how you can do the things you want as well. I’ll send some cool pictures too. Well… If I don’t meet Jaws out there.

Watch for the next post.