No, I’m not talking about your behind. I’m talking about all those “reasons” your not working at home.
I was talking with a woman the other day who said, “I wish I could work at home.” When I explained that it was easier than ever, she came up with a list of excuses on why she couldn’t.
“I’d like to work at home, but there are so many scams.”
“I’d like to work at home, but I need to keep my job.”
“I’d like to work at home, but the economy is too bad.”
“I’d like to work at home, but I can’t find anything I want to do.”
“I’d like to work at home, but I don’t have any money.”
“I’d like to work at home, but I don’t want a business.”
“I’d like to work at home, but I need a set salary.”
How many of these have you used? Do you have others?
What if Thomas Edison said, “I’d like to invent the light bulb, but I can’t find the best filament.” (10,000 tries before he found the right one).
What if Abraham Lincoln said, “I’d like to be a public servant, but I suffer from depression and I’ve lost so many times already.”
What if I said, “I would like to work at home, but I’ve been scammed, I hate sales and writing terrifies me.”
You might be thinking, “Yeah well that’s Thomas, Abraham and you, but things are different for me.” Things are different for everyone. I haven’t met anyone who is a success that didn’t overcome challenges and obstacles to reach their goal. And most of them say their biggest challenge was to get out of their own way.
If you’ve been saying you want to work at home, but … it’s time to get rid of the but and start putting action toward your goal. Yes, it’s scary. Yes, it’s hard. But success only comes to those who do, not to those who wish.
What will you do today to move you toward your work-at-home goal?
Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, speaker, entrepreneur, social worker and mom trying to do it all from the comfort of her home. Since 1998, she's been helping others create careers they love by providing work-at-home information and resources through Work-At-Home Success.
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