Excuses are an attempt to make sense of not being where you want to be.
And everyone is willing to help you justify that your excuses are valid.
In reality, if you want the experience you dream of....you have get rid of any voice willing to help you with this.
Family, friends and most of your own.
Here's some strategies to do so.
Remember, this takes tons and tons of guts.
You don't get courage until after you performed the task that you were afraid of.
I know it's hard, do it anyway.
The courage is the gift.