Remember the old adage – “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.”
Have you ever thought what will the others do – the ones that are not tough?
By sheer logic, the “not so tough ones” don’t get going, right?
They do something else – they will find the best excuse (excluding them as a possible cause) for not going.
The simple strategy for most people for not getting where they want to go is to “look outside of themselves” as a possible stumbling block. Once they find it, they can shun the responsibility and remove all the guilt.
We all know that “potential” is not the problem.
May be there is a lack of awareness. But that can be fixed by being open to listening and learning.
May be there is a lack of skills. But that can be fixed by investing in yourself.
May be there is a lack of resources. But that can be fixed by helping people over the long run and building obligations.
I can go on and on.
What can’t be fixed easily is the thinking that there is nothing to fix in yourself. If the problem is out there and you don’t have control on it, there is nothing you can do but to feel victimized.
So, here is the updated statement.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
If you are tough, congratulations. Now help others get going.
If you are not tough, stop trying to find a brilliant excuse for not going!
Have a great Friday!