Are you a ‘but’ person?

Tamra MerciecaBlogs, Mental HealthLeave a Comment

How many ‘buts’ are there in your life?

But this, but that’.

I’d love to apply for that job, but I just don’t think I’d get it.

Yes, that guy seems great, perfect actually, but there’s no way he’d go out with me.

Are you letting your ‘buts’ get in the way of putting yourself out there, going for those opportunities and ultimately living the life you always dreamed of?

If so, it’s time to give up the ‘but’s’.


I was once told that a ‘but’ cancels out everything that precedes it.

Hence why I’ve since adopted a ‘No buts’ policy.

I now believe ‘where there’s a will there’s a way’.

You see, a ‘but’ is essentially an excuse as to why you can’t have something.

Now to live a life of excuses isn’t very empowering.

In fact, it’ll stop you getting the results that you want.

So why do people fill their sentences, and thus lives, with buts?

Because at a deeper level they’ve been programmed to believe that life isn’t a field of strawberries, that some people can’t have what they want, that life has to be difficult.

If this is you, stop!

Life is exactly as we believe it to be.

Our beliefs are what create our reality.

Believe in something enough, really truly believe something, and it will happen.

Write a list of the top five excuses that hold you back.

Go on… do it! …. NOW!!!!

Now ask yourself: What if these things weren’t true – how would my life be different? What could I do differently so I no longer believe this excuse?

There are two kinds of people in the world – those who have excuses and those who have results.

That negative mind-chatter is just that – negative mind chatter.

There is no truth to it.

This is why you need to call yourself on your excuses.

So this week I encourage you to notice every time you say ‘but’.

Every time you come up with an excuse, notice it.

And then really question whether there is any truth to the but (which generally there won’t be – it’ll just be a figment of your imagination) and start to explore alternatives such as: What if I could do this? What if I gave that a go?

Give up your buts and excuses and just notice how your life starts to transform into a world of opportunities and happy endings.

If you’re struggling to give up your ‘but’s make sure you sign up for the FREE Self-Love Starter’s Kit at the top of the page, which will give you the understanding you need to give up the buts once and for all.

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