I will never fly to Pluto.

This is not up for discussion.

You hear people talking about their limitations all day long.

“I could never learn French. I’m not good at learning languages.”

“I could never learn to play the piano. You have to start before you’re six.”

This is pure silliness. You’re not flying to Pluto.

People learn languages all day long. A 82-year old friend of mine just learned Japanese and will explore the country in November. If she can do it, anybody can do it. You put in time and effort, you can speak Japanese.

People are walking the fine line of fear and laziness. It’s much easier to watch “The Bachelor” than spending two hours over your Japanese book. You’ll never learn the piano until you put the time in.

Just accept resonsibility

You don’t need to learn Japanese, you don’t need to play the piano. You don’t need to follow your dreams.

It’s totally fine to do whatever you do. That’s your choice. But don’t try to sell me you couldn’t follow your dream.

Let’s be honest: You chose a different path. As long as it’s not based on laziness or fear: God bless you.

But, if in the dusty back of your mind you think you could be doing something else, feel you need to add more to your existence: don’t bug me with your excuses. Don’t tell me you had to give up on your dreams because of “A”, “B” or “C”.

Companies are Status-Quo-defending machines

This applies to companies as well. How many times have you heard:

“Oh, we can’t do this.”

“We’re just not set up for this.”

“I wish we could change…”

“Our CEO just doesn’t get it.”

Everybody is busy protecting and rationalizing the Status Quo.

Stop it already.

Do it.

Or don’t.

Just stop making excuses.