Say sayonara to Someday Island

August 19, 2020
Jerry Bellune

By Jerry Bellune


Covid-19 has given us the gift of reflection.

We reflect on what we want from life. What are we willing to do to achieve it?

Before we start, Brian Tracy writes in “No Excuses,” we take a little vacation to a fantasy place called ‘Someday Island.’

We say ‘Someday soon I’ll start that business, that diet or that exercise program.’

Up to 80% of us live on Someday Island. We think and dream and fantasize about all the things we will do “someday.” And what is the chief topic of conversation on Someday Island? Excuses. Everyone sits around and swaps excuses for being on the island.

They have come down with “excusitis.”

They have good intentions but the road to hell is paved with them.

The first rule of success is simple: Vote yourself off the island. No more excuses. Do it or don’t do it but make no excuses.

Stop using your incredible brain to rationalize and justify failing to take action.

Do something. Do anything. Get on with it! Tell yourself: “If it’s to be, it’s up to me!”

Now make a list of your top 3 goals for the next 12 months. Prioritize them by importance. Assign each to be completed in 4 months. List the top 5 to 10 steps to achieve each. List who you need to help you and set a deadline for completing each step.

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