I was chatting with someone this week who wasn’t doing that well. His success was really diminishing and his advancement had stalled. When we got down to the “cause”, he share list of reasons, that by the end he realized were excuses. These excuses were causing his drive, initiative, and resilience to atrophy.
In the moment, my friend decided to be aware of his making excuses and instead find babysteps he could take and create a series of mini-victories. In the process, he is building “muscles” that can take him far.