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How To Stop Making Excuses And Create Wealth

‘You can either make money or make excuses you cannot make both’. People always say they don’t have enough time. But in reality, most people just make excuses and don’t take the steps necessary to reach their goals.

They say, “I want to do this BUT”, “I love your idea BUT”, “you know what, I’m definitely motivated, I’m going do this tomorrow BUT”, you see whenever you say anything followed by “BUT” it’s an excuse!!

This is something I used to do all the time and now I found a way to get rid of these excuses. Have you ever thought that you’re going to do something but ended up never doing it? Well, I have. I used to make excuses all the time; so in this blog, I want to share one brilliant tip that I personally followed to stop making excuses in my life.

How to get rid of your excuses?

Have you heard yourself saying ‘I really want to do that but I can’t do it!’; ‘I love your idea but there’s something not right about it’; I want to buy that but I can’t afford it’; I used to say all these things too and it took me a while to understand that what follows the word ‘but’, is the real thing.

You are training your mind to really think about the situation. Let me give you an example; I came to Australia in 2006 and have been here since; I’m someone who loves having property, but when I used to look at any property I used to tell myself, “I want to buy this property BUT I can’t afford it… I really want to buy it BUT it’s so expensive” and eventually I used to forget about the property.

Five years later, I still hadn’t bought that property that I so badly wanted, and I’m like “Why didn’t I buy that property?” In those 5 years that had passed, where I kept making excuses to myself, the rate of that exact property had shot up! That’s when I had a self realisation; that’s the day I changed myself. So, I want to tell you exactly that one thing that I did that stopped me from making any more excuses.

What’s the secret?

Whenever you’re going to use the word “BUT” in your sentence, substitute it with the word “AND”, this is what I did. Instead of saying, “I love property BUT it’s so expensive” I started saying, “I love property AND I’m going to afford it!”; “I love property AND I’m going to buy one”. You see, when I said that, I forced my mind to look at the positive side of it. I trained my mind to find ways on how I could achieve this goal of having a property and that’s when I ended up purchasing multiple properties.

Let me give you another example, today morning, I was thinking to myself and making excuses, ‘I want to take my kids out BUT I’m not feeling well, what if I get even more sick.’ So when I realised myself saying ‘but’ I substituted it with ‘and’; I said ‘I want to take my kids out, I’m sick and I need some fresh air’. I went out, I took my kids, I got some fresh air and I did what I wanted to, no excuses, only action! All successful people that I have come across don’t make excuses. They focus on creating wealth. I have trained my mind for success and allowed myself to create wealth. This is the secret to stop making excuses and create wealth in any matter in your life or work.


The more responsibility you take for your life, the more control you will have on your mind and willpower. Take a look at what is holding you back from success and figure out how to overcome it with this powerful tip.

I made a lot of excuses before; I lost a lot of opportunities in life. Once I learnt this secret, I took action at every step of life; hence I’m here now sharing this secret with you. So, if you find yourself making an excuse, you know exactly what to do, just note what you’re saying in the statement. Are you saying the word ‘but’ or the word ‘and’; if you’re still using the word BUT, then replace it right away with the word AND, and you will see how the entire perspective changes and you will see yourself taking action, finding solutions to every problem, without making any excuses!!

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About the author

Dev Sethi is the Founder & CEO of ‘Wealth On Command’. Dev is a Global Sales Award Winner and “Closer of the Year 2019” in High Ticket Sales across 150 countries. He is the 1st person across Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and South America to ever win this award.

He empowers business owners and entrepreneurs to monetize their skills and maximize their sales by assisting them in building a high performance sales team. In the last 12 months alone his business has grown by over 560% and his clients have made over USD 5.2 Million in Sales. Dev is a Sales Champion and is now creating more Champions.

He speaks 4 languages fluently and is a loving father and a caring husband; born in Thailand, grew up in India and now living in Sydney, Australia.

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