The first time you catch yourself blaming your not doing something on an external factor is the very moment you should stop complaining and start doing.
I can’t do that because I do not have time.
I can’t do that because my partner would not agree.
I can’t do that because my boss would not praise me.
I can’t do that because society would not accept me.
Instead, the first time is often the beginning of a series of excuses we use to not put in the work. It is a place to hide, a wall we build, it is resistance. If you can’t do it the first time, do it the second, the third, the tenth, the hundredth. Do it sooner rather than later. Do it now.