Not Your Average Kick Ass Post – Ashleigh Caoni
Now I don’t have any kick ass quotes for you today but what I can say is today if your reading this.. This topic is on Excuses. I wanted to touch up on this topic because this is an every day issue for most people and we don’t even realize it. Including myself.
Let me just start off saying “Be stronger than your excuses..” Let’s be real everyone makes them.
Here’s a few excuses, we commonly use:
- Why we didn’t apply to a job (I didn’t have the knowledge or experience)
- I don’t have enough time (in reality, we all have the same 24 hours as others)
- I don’t have enough confidence (their scared of what others will think)
- I’ve been unlucky (everyone has problems, it’s how you maintain them)
I can go on and on. Give you a million excuses.. honestly I’ve used all of them. Most likely, eh. ALL of them. I’ve been procrastinating on writing a post for a while and I love writing. But life’s been tough, life’s been rough. It’s not about how long it took me to do this…Just as long as I do it.
Growth is a process. My favorite quote that I live and stand for. “Grow through what you go through and make the best out of it.”
This year I’ve took some losses, I’ve had some wins but through all of it I found my baby. My baby is my business (Calisa’s Closet). For those that are new to Glamshack and are joining in on this new post. I am a boutique owner. My company sells cute accessories and affordable clothing for women BUT also, we promote positivity and love empowering women to push themselves to their full potential.
Bottomline, I took some losses and I turned that into a WIN. When life knocks you down you get back up. Life could knock you down 9 times but like Cardi B said. GET UP 10!!! <- Have tunnel vision. Channel all GREAT energy into YOU. If you work a 9-5, when you go home you should be putting that same energy into yourself as you did into someone else’s dream….
So when I stated earlier I don’t have any kick ass quotes for you today but I do want to focus on the topic of EXCUSES because when your trying to pursue your dreams you can’t make excuses…
Make yourself proud and do what you love. Your dream(s) don’t have an expiration date on it but quitting will only slow you down. You won’t always be motivated so you must learn discipline. Stay committed to your decisions but be flexible in your approach. This means,
* Set goals
* Make a plan
* Demolish them
* And Do it all again
You owe it to yourself to become everything you’ve ever wanted. Everyday that you go to that job that you hate just because it pays the bills and DON’T set goals to get to the career path that you want is a LOSS. I’ll say it again:
-> Everyday that you go to that job that you hate just because it pays the bills and DON’T set goals to get to the career path that you want is a LOSS.
and a waste of time. Are you afraid to be great? Are you afraid to be happy?
If you are “Afraid” to grow… DO IT ANYWAY! Upgrade everything, Level up mentally, physically, financially, and spiritually.
Here’s a few steps to getting there:
- Stop comparing yourself to others
- Stop fearing the unknown
- Set small, attainable goals
- Learn from your mistakes
- Don’t focus on your weaknesses
And realize you have the power to change. When you are faced with a challenge in your life you can confront it and win.