Excuse. Other people’s opinions can only stop you if you let them

An excuse is standing somewhere between you and the next step you need to take.

If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse. This may be tough to accept, but it’s the truth. Stop making excuses for why you can't get it done and start focusing on all the reasons why you must make it happen. 

The only person who can truly hold you back is you. 

Oftentimes when we feel stuck, we are waiting for something to happen. We wonder when the winds will change in our favor. We do this instead of embracing the present and admitting the change we need to make. What is keeping you from stepping forward? If not fear of failure, then what? Insecurity? Laziness? What is your excuse? We all have one. 

When we focus on our excuses more than our steps forward, we walk in a circle and fall into the familiar pit we call “Stuck.”

Care too much about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.

Your freedom lies not in the physical space around you, but in your mind. 

As long as you cling to other people’s definitions of your truth, your beauty, and your happiness, you will always be chained. Thoughts that begin with, “I have to…” or “I really should…” reveal where we feel most obligated to direct our energy. 

Listen to your intuition. It already knows what you truly need.