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Get off your excuse cycle today and pursue the degree of your dreams

We often tend to give excuses to everyone; be it to parents, teachers, colleagues or even friends. Excuses feel good in the short term, but when you think of its long-term effects, the result is not enticing.  

Why do we even make excuses? It could be to find a temporary solution to a problem that we don’t want to face or because we’re lazy or irresponsible. Giving excuses is like a cycle, once you start looking for excuses, you will only focus on finding new ones. 

Giving excuses to yourself is the first obstacle to achieving your dreams. Even successful people fear failures. But they’re successful because they skip giving excuses and take actions instead. 

Here are ways to get off this excuse cycle: 

Read between the lines: It is important to understand and investigate why you are making excuses in the first place. Are you making excuses because you must work harder on a task or because you are uncomfortable. It might take a lot of effort to work on something, but making excuses is only a temporary solution.  

Have a positive mindset: No matter how hard we work, it is important that your mind is happy or satisfied. When you are determined, the work gets done faster and easier. Having a positive mindset helps you accomplish a task better than when you have a negative thought process.  

Set new goals: Setting new goals also comes with a positive mindset. Set tasks, focus on your energy and ensure to get things done right away without delaying. Start with short term goals, which are easy to accomplish so you can prepare better for long-term ones.  

Take action: In order to stop making excuses, you must act. Even if they’re small action steps, you will slowly develop the habit of avoiding excuses and that itself is a great start. Effective actions will help you eliminate excuses and take up tasks more actively.  

As 2022 comes to an end, it is time to make resolutions that will land us a successful career and future. It is also time to dump all excuses you’ve made in your career and look at ways to up your game professionally. If you’re looking to climb up the career ladder, what better way than pursuing an online degree.  

An online degree is not only convenient and flexible, but also helps you enhance your career and gain the in-demand knowledge and skills to grow professionally. Moreover, there is no scope for making excuses when it comes to your career. Digitalization is the way forward, and the popularity of online degrees is growing today. With scores of EdTech firms in the market today, students and even working professionals are making the best use of online degrees and upskilling programs.  

With Online Manipal, you can explore online degree programs and certifications from top universities including Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) and T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI). With a carefully designed industry-relevant curriculum that is delivered through an integrated learning management system, learners can pursue their degree hassle-free. Students also get to learn from experienced faculty, who are experts in their respective domains.  

Every student overcomes several challenges to pursue their dreams, and so have our learners. Our students decided to give #NoExcusesAnymore and are pursuing a degree of their dreams with Online Manipal. Look at how our learners’ broke barriers to pursue a degree of their choice. 

Nishu, BCA 

“I am a professional having 10+ years of experience in the IT industry. I am a developer by profession and marathon runner by passion. One might have multiple dreams; however, it is important that you don’t give up what you really want. I joined the online BCA program at Manipal University Jaipur and thanks to Online Manipal for playing a part in fulfilling my dreams.” 

Balvinder Singh, B.Com 

“After completing my 12th grade, I didn’t have money to study further. I started working as a computer operator in a private company. I then came across Online Manipal and applied for the B.Com program. I realized that this was the best decision of my life. I’m bearing the fruit of not giving up on my dreams. I thank Online Manipal for being a great contributor to my personal and professional life.” 

Pooja Vishwanathan, MAJMC 

“I’ve always wanted to work in the media. Passionate about writing from a young age, my parents encouraged me to follow my passion. Moreover, Online Manipal has given me a wonderful opportunity to pursue my dream master’s degree in journalism hassle-free. For those who give up on their dreams, ignore the negatives and focus on positives, that will take you forward in life.” 

Velari Kalpana, BCOM 

“My family commitments and responsibilities haven’t stopped me from following my passion. After realizing the importance of a degree, I decided to enroll with Online Manipal for an online B.Com, and this is the best decision I made. I’ve always wanted to start a business of my own and Online Manipal is helping me get closer to my dreams.” 


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