55 alibis by Old Man IF

I want to be honest here. Over the years, I’ve been guilty of having many of these excuses to not do anything of my life. It took me well over 20 years to reach my turning point where I decided that enough was enough.

The real question is: When will you start?

Below is the list of 55 alibis by Old Man IF.

  1. If I didn’t have a wife and family
  2. If I had enough “pull”
  3. If I had money
  4. If I had a good education
  5. If I could get a job
  6. If I had good health
  7. If I only had time
  8. If times were better
  9. If other people understood me
  10. If conditions around me were only different
  11. If I could live my life over again
  12. If I did not fear what “THEY” would say
  13. If I had been given a chance
  14. If I now had a chance
  15. If other people didn’t “have it in for me”
  16. If nothing happens to stop me
  17. If I were only younger
  18. If I could only do what I want
  19. If I had been born rich
  20. If I could meet “the right people”
  21. If I had the talent that some people have
  22. If I dared assert myself
  23. If I only had embraced past opportunities
  24. If people didn’t get on my nerves
  25. If I didn’t have to keep house and look after the children
  26. If I could save some money
  27. If the boss only appreciated me
  28. If I only had somebody to help me
  29. If my family understood me
  30. If I lived in a big city
  31. If I could just get started
  32. If I were only free
  33. If I had the personality of some people
  34. If I were not so fat
  35. If my talents were known
  36. If I could just get a “break”
  37. If I could only get out of debt
  38. If I hadn’t failed
  39. If I only knew how
  40. If everybody didn’t oppose me
  41. If I didn’t have so many worries
  42. If I could marry the right person
  43. If people weren’t so dumb
  44. If my family were not so extravagant
  45. If I were sure of myself
  46. If luck were not against me
  47. If I had not been born under the wrong star
  48. If it were not true that “what is to be will be”
  49. If I did not have to work so hard
  50. If I hadn’t lost my money
  51. If I lived in a different neighborhood
  52. If I didn’t have a “past”
  53. If I only had a business of my own
  54. If other people would only listen to me
  55. If – and this is the greatest of them all – I had the courage to see myself as I really am, I would find out what is wrong with me, and correct it, then I might have a chance to profit by my mistakes and learn something from the experience of others, for I know that there is something WRONG with me, or I would now be where I WOULD HAVE BEEN IF I had spent more time analyzing my weaknesses, and less time building alibis to cover them.

See how many you can say you’re guilty of and comment down below.

This list is taken from the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend you do and do it for the rest of your life. It will change everything.

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