How many times have you heard someone say this? How many times have you used this in regards to your career, school, dreams, or goals?
Does this sound familiar?
Girl, if I didn’t have these kids I would be back in school in a heartbeat……Man, if I wasn’t married I would move to another state and pursue my dream…..if I wasn’t a single parent I would open up my own business and quit my job…..I don’t have the time……I don’t have the resources.
This is going to hurt but here goes! Sorry to break this to you but these are EXCUSES! Let’s stop using having kids, being married, or a single parent as an excuse to not complete what we know we should be working on.
Having a family should not hinder us but it should push us even harder to do more, because we have these little people who are watching everything that we do, it’s even some grown folks watching us for inspiration. So leave the excuses behind and get about your business! As a married woman with kids, I had to learn that I can’t do what works for other people who aren’t in my situation, but I had to accept opportunities that I can handle. So that may mean that I can’t go to school during the day or after work, but I may have to take weekend only or online courses to fit with my family structure or I may not be able to only work on starting a business, but I might have to work a 9-5 also. It is never easy when you are doing a whole lot, it can be a lot of late nights, early mornings, and stressful afternoons, but when you have greater responsibilities you have to make a greater sacrifice.
I am truly blessed with a great support system, it isn’t easy having a family, going to school, working, blogging, and chasing dreams. I thank God for blessing me with a supportive husband that understands the value of the investment of my personal time that I am pouring into school and my career.
So whatever it is that is holding you back from finishing, writing that business plan, dreaming, writing, baking, moving, saving, creating etc. LET IT GO, time is ticking stop making excuses and start chasing down those dreams.
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