How often do you make excuses for not doing a task that you know you ‘should’ do, but choose to do something else that is easier or more fun instead.

There is an old Yiddish proverb that goes,

“If you don’t want to do something, one excuse is as good as another.”

In other words, if you’re NOT doing something, what does it matter why?

We can all make a list of excuses as long as our arm for why we’re not taking action.

😱 It’s too cold (or hot)!   

😱 I’m too busy!   

😱 I already know that stuff! 

😱 It isn’t the right time!   

😱 I can’t afford it!

Do any of these excuses sound familiar?

STOP making excuses and get things done instead.

So often the narrative we tell ourselves is enthusiastically prompting us to take action. I’ll go for a walk today…I’ll clear my inbox emails…I’ll make those follow-up calls.


The experience part of ourselves actually makes the decision as to what we do.

I’ll go for a walk…not now, I’m busy with work.

I’ll clear my inbox emails…not now, I’m on Facebook.

I’ll make those follow-up calls…not now, I don’t like to feel pushy.

It is highly likely you have experienced these thoughts or something remarkably similar.

Am I right?

You aren’t being lazy, You are finding excuses to procrastinate.

Procrastination usually involves ignoring an unpleasant, but likely more important task, in favour of one that is more enjoyable or easier.

For more indepth description of these three steps to overcome procrastination, check out this article:

  • Step 1: Recognize That You’re Procrastinating
  • Step 2: Work Out WHY You’re Procrastinating
  • Step 3: Adopt Anti-Procrastination Strategies

What are the aspects of your life and business where you are possibly procrastinating?Do you need somebody to hold you accountable and keep you on track? Find out more about the next group start on July 1st for the We Are Success Mentoring Program by clicking on the link below. With the right mentor checking in with you, you will be amazed at the results you can acheive.

Yours in business

Janeen Vosper

P.S. Interested in joining the July Mentoring Program? Register today to learn more and launch your business to a whole new level.