Through working one to one with a client recently I developed the ‘tennis racquet' theory to represent the gathering of excuses through her life and how she was using this to shield herself from future possibilities. It proved useful to her so I wanted to share it with you here.
Have you ever heard yourself projecting how bad you are going to be at something before you have even tried it? Or, have you used an excuse to get out of doing something because you are fearful of it? Have you ever considered that by doing this you are closing the door of opportunity right in your face?
So, here's the theory …
You have all seen a tennis racquet, right? Well if not, just check out the bottom of this post 🙂
Now, you see all the strings, imagine that each string is an excuse that you have used at some point in your life. The more excuses you have, the denser and more efficient this ‘tennis-racquet-exscuse-machine' becomes. Next, imagine the tennis balls as opportunities that are coming a-knocking. If you are a pro excuse player, you will send that opportunity ball flying as you hit it with your perfectly crafted excuse racquet and then lay in wait for the next opportunity so you can polish your skills.
This may seem a little silly but visualising the impact fear and excuses can have on your life could be just what you need to step into and own your true potential.
“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure” Joseph Campbell
Next time you find yourself reaching for the excuses, imagine taking a leap of faith and actually embracing and hey, why not, actually enjoy it! You never know where it might lead.
What your biggest excuse? Lack of time, not enough money, not experienced enough, not deserving? Lets get a convo going and see if we can't beat these excuses. Game, set, match to opportunities!