So in listening to this, you are able to distill that answer down to a single underlying concept. While I get that desire, and it provides a valuable lesson, one can alter the mindset but that still doesn't help many of the logistical concerns. There are a myriad of specific issues that can hinder someone from attaining some goal or other, and you mentioned a handful of them on the podcast. So in changing the mindset that leads to these excuses, you may recognize that it's an excuse but it doesn't help you fix the logistic issue. For example.
- Don't have time.
- Don't have money.
- Don't have knowledge about something (aerodynamics, engineering, photography, whatever)
Okay, so I recognize that not having time is no excuse. But now what? What I'm saying is it's a good start, but you have to go further and cover some of the specific issues. Because I could very well be making an excuse, but that doesn't help me figure out how to find the time. I read a guy's post just last night about how he wants to finish his book but his work schedule has him getting home at like 10 at night and by then he is too exhausted to be able to think properly. So here's a guy who really wants to make it work, but he can't figure out the logistics.
If you want to test a man's character, give him power.