Excuses

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I had a conversation with somebody yesterday that I must share. They told me that they couldn’t work out for the past 2 weeks because of the weather. They just had a major snow storm.

I asked them if they closed the gym because of it ….and this is where the conversation took a turn for the worst:

“I don’t know, I work out at home.” was their reply!!

“Wow …what a B.S. excuse” Zuzana said entering the conversation without missing a beat.

So true …

What are your excuses? We all have them …and we fall in love with them.

It’s easy to hide behind our excuses and our delicious stories of why we haven’t achieved our goals yet. It keeps us away from the discomfort we must face along the road towards attaining our goal.

In order to achieve anything worthwhile …we must experience discomfort. There’s no way around it.

If you want to lose weight …you are going to experience hunger and the discomfort of hard work. You are going to have to make choices that aren’t convenient.

If more muscle is what you’re after …you have to lift some heavy weights. You have to dedicate yourself to eating a diet high in protein and rich in nutrients.

On the quest to optimal health …you are going to have to change habits that have been formed long ago. You may have to let go of friends who lead an unhealthy life in favor of more positive influences.

None of this is comfortable. All of this is necessary.

How to KILL Your excuses:

  • Identify your excuses. Once you realize what your limiting story is …and be honest with yourself, you will begin to realize how foolish it is.
  • Seek out others who have succeeded in what you are attempting. Read biographies – watch motivational films – read blogs of those who have succeeded. You will always find challenges along the way, that I promise you.
  • Repeat step 2 daily! Motivation is like food. Once you use the “energy” you ingest, you need more to keep you going.

Once your excuse tries to creep back into your life and hold you back – it will be amusing. Like a child trying to get under your skin. You may even find yourself laughing internally at this pathetic, limited thinking trying to infect your efforts.

Once you hit this point – You’ve effectively remove the excuse. Now get to work on the necessary step towards reaching your goals.

And make sure you have FUN along the way. Attaining your goals should be a rewarding process – not just a means to an end!

Best,

Joe

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