This is one of my favorite sayings and I love it so much because it helps me kick my life forward no matter how hard everything gets. Sometimes after so many setbacks, we tend to abandon our goals and dreams giving so many reasons why we quit, why it didn’t work, etc, etc and before we know it, we find ourselves abandoning project after project, always with a list of reasons to back our actions. i was shocked and amused at the same time when i was discussing with an acquaintance about why he hadn’t really made it after so many years when to my amazement, he brought out a paper on which there was a list of about twenty reasons why! I was surprised that someone could actually sit down and make a list of reasons for the person’s failures.
Life doesn’t reward reasons or excuses, it rewards action. Most often than not when we set our mind on achieving something and work tirelessly and persistently with a strategy or good plan, somehow, we just seem to hit a jackpot! Not necessarily the way we wanted it to be, it may be some other way. The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going. In giving ourselves reasons, we close our minds to new ideas and ways of achieving our goals/results. In giving reasons we allow mental laziness to set in and thereby drag our enthusiasm down. In giving reasons we stop ourselves from putting our very best into getting what we want, we begin to conserve energy and become haphazard in our work.
A lot of times, people would rather spend their time looking for reasons rather than working towards results because they are lazy. Do I hear you saying you’re not lazy? You work two jobs, you wake early and sleep late? You’re the most hardworking person you ever met? Alright, that may be true, but the kind of laziness I’m talking about is not physical laziness, its mental laziness. We refuse to sit down and think, to restrategize if our first plan fails. We refuse to be flexible in the achievement of our goals. We refuse to learn new ways of achieving our goals/ results. Sometimes we’ve got to imagine a stern looking parent or tutor shouting those words at us when we begin to think of reasons why we should quit.
You have probably set your goals for the year, you have your resolutions in place, now, tell yourself “I want results not reasons” and believe you me, you will be smiling at the end of the year as you bask in accomplishment after accomplishment as a reason of this five worded sentence. It has worked for many, it will work for you. I believe in you and so I know you can do it.
And so in conclusion friend, I WANT RESULTS AND NOT REASONS!