Welcome to The Land of Bullshit – your no. 1 holiday destination for tired and unhappy people.
Despite its ugly name, people from all over the world come here to hang out. (Bullshit is a universal language, so communication is never an issue).
It’s a real rut.
Most visitors can’t stand the smell, so they don’t stay for long. A few people live here permanently. No one knows if it’s because they like the smell, or because they have got used to it. Bullshit citizens remain a bit of a mystery.
But don’t worry. I’ll get you out of here. There’s only one catch, though: we have to get through security.
And the B.S. detectors are tough.
Ready to kick some ass and kiss those bullshit excuses goodbye? Good. Because we’re about to go through the customs…
Bullshit excuse #1: “I don’t have enough time”
People in the Land of Bullshit love this excuse. They use it to get out of difficult situations like spending time with themselves and their loved ones. This way, they don’t have to sort through their actual shit.
Now that’s real work. And it’s a pain.
It’s much easier to blame the innocent passing of time. Of course, we all know how silly this is. What has time ever done to you? It couldn’t care any less about you, so you shouldn’t care too much about it, either.
It doesn’t matter if your name is Albert Einstein, J.K. Rowling or Steve Jobs. You still only get 24 hours to play with.
Do you fill your day with awesome stuff or do you allow bullshit excuses to take over? That’s an important question, so be honest with yourself. The B.S. detectors are especially good at fishing that one out (I think it has to do with the smell).
Kiss goodbye to bullshit excuse #1: Make the most of your time. Stop using it as an excuse to avoid the things you deep down know you need to do.
Bullshit excuse #2: “I don’t have the talent”
Most of us don’t. We fake it til we make it. That usually involves hours of deliberate practice, or what Malcolm Gladwell aptly calls the “10,000 hour rule“.
Unfortunately, people wait to get picked in the Land of Bullshit. They watch TV and sign up for competitions. They are so desperate to be seen and liked for their “raw talent” that they go on audition after audition, demanding attention and recognition. They have to wait for a very long time.
But the moment they pick themselves, amazing things start to happen. They use their strengths to express themselves and inspire others to do the same. It’s a real beauty. Too bad most people are stuck in the waiting room. They do no good in there.
Please don’t let that be you.
Kiss goodbye to bullshit excuse #2: Pick yourself. Start creating your art.
Bullshit excuse #3: “I’m not good enough”
Where does this voice come from? Who made you believe that you’re not good enough?
I don’t know the answer to that. We could blame it on your shitty upbringing, the social and cultural rules of your home country, or any other number of things.
But to leave bullshit behind, we must stop blaming external circumstances for our problems. See, blaming our problems doesn’t solve them. Taking responsibility for them does.
Finding the root cause is of course a good start. We can step back and say: “OK, so my teachers and classmates lowered my self-esteem. That sucks. What can I do about it?”
If you’re really stuck on this one, you’ll want to read this article over and over again. Don’t let a terrible lie hold you back.
Kiss goodbye to bullshit excuse #3: Believe in yourself.
Let’s leave now… The smell is getting to me
I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent enough time here. So go ahead. Pick yourself. Make the most of your time. And above all, believe in yourself.
You think you can do that for me?
Oh man, the B.S. detectors are coming up. Here we go. Let’s kiss our bullshit excuses goodbye. With any luck, I’ll see you on the other side…
If you have any questions about the check-out process, please drop me a comment below.
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