7 Most Common Excuses for Not Learning to Make Soap
Most people go through life wondering what they are supposed to do, what's their calling, what's their purpose. But the truth is, they probably have an inclination, a deep burning desire to do something, but they just don't follow through. The problem is not that they don't have a purpose, the problem is they haven't tried those things they wanted to try.
In today's article, I'm talking about the 7 Most Common Excuses people give themselves for not learning to make soap, but the truth is to they could apply to anything. Take a close look at your life, your decisions, and the choices you're making. Are you giving yourself an excuse?
Here are the excuses
1. I’m too old to start now
This is a very common excuse, and I’m here to tell you, no you’re not! Since when did trying something new or tapping into yourself and creativity have an age limit? Are you too old to learn a new recipe? Are you too old to learn a new organizing method? Are you too old to learn to get to a new store in town? Are you too old to travel and explore a new city? No, of course you’re not. I’m too old is a limiting belief you have imposed on yourself. Please fight it. You are never too old to learn something new or grow as a human being. That’s all learning is. It is growth.
2. There are so many people making soap, there is no room for me, what do I have to offer that someone hasn’t already done?
I want you to hear me very clearly: there is no-one else in the world like you. You are special and unique, and if you have an urge to learn to make soap you owe it to yourself and the rest of the world to give it a try. I strongly believe that if you feel you have an inner calling to make something or say something, it is because someone in the world needs that something, or needs to hear what you say in your unique voice. Don’t think about the others, focus on yourself.
3. What will people/family/ in laws say about me
I have a surprise for you, and I’m going to be very blunt. No one is watching you. Most people are busy with their own thing and the others that will criticize are doing so because of their own inabilities to follow through on their dreams.
If you want to do something, don’t put energy on what other people are thinking or what they will say. Imagine yourself doing something you love and enjoy and that’s all that matters. Your happiness and finding joy in what you do and how you spend your time is all what matters.
4. I’ll wait until the kids are older/ I move to a bigger house
Waiting for the ‘right time’ or the ‘perfect time’ is an illusion.
There is a famous saying “the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
There will never be the perfect time, circumstances will never be perfect. Just start and things will fall into place.
If making soap matters to you, you can find the time and the energy to pursue it.
We make time and space for the things that matter most to us. You can start today by reading one article, watching one video. Tomorrow do something else. Maybe on the 3rd day you clean out a cupboard in the kitchen and make some space for new supplies.
Maybe you find some old containers and pitchers that you need to throw away, but decide you’ll keep them for making soap? If the thought of making soap has been on your mind for days, weeks and months, then you are ready to start. Don’t put it off.
5. Learning to make soap is dangerous/ I’m afraid
Yes I know it can be scary to use dangerous chemicals.
But it doesn’t make it impossible. There are safety precautions and instructions and ways to deal with accidents the same way their are safety precautions when cooking, or using a knife or driving car.
When you know the rules and what to do in difficult situations it’s not dangerous.
It’s only dangerous if you are not prepared. If you are prepared there is nothing to worry about.
6. I’ve tried before and I failed. Maybe I don’t have what it takes.
Please don’t ever think that you are not capable. Mistakes happen, things go wrong, it just means that trial didn’t work out.
It doesn’t mean that you are not capable. Go back and try again. Follow the instructions carefully, ask questions when things are unclear, look for help and try again. I’ve been making soap for 6 years and I still make mistakes especially when I am rushed or I have more than one thing on my mind. We are human. Making mistakes is part of our DNA and they are away for us to learn and grow.
Don’t let mistakes hold you back from doing what you love.
7. I don’t know where to start/ I don’t know where to buy the materials and ingredients from
We live in an incredible time, where the phrase “i don’t know” is not valid anymore.
You can search Google for anything and find out.
I know that when it comes to making soap there is so much information out there and it might seem like it is contradicting or changing from one website or video to the other. Soap making is an art and science, just like cooking. There are many ways to make chocolate cake right? Each recipe and method is different.
Soap making is the same.
Do some research, take notes, find the similarities between different methods and then pick ONE and give it a try. Next time try the other.
If you would like a comprehensive way of learning to make soap and a step by step program I’d like to invite you to join my course “Zero to Soap” Doors open soon.