Excuses are fertilizers to failure. They will always exist. The secret is to be stronger than your excuses. If you want an excuse to not get into your workout gear today, you will surely find many. The problems are never the potency of your excuse, it is the frailty of your commitment.
In truth, some of your excuses will be genuine: It is so cold out there this morning, you are terribly sore from yesterday’s workout, this week has been crazy at work. These are all valid reasons for your absence, but they are never as good as the results you want. You cannot have both of them– you either stick to your excuses, or you go for results.
Sometimes things will go wrong, and you will be genuinely frustrated, but you need to make up your mind to defy the odds and show up all the same. Develop a tenacious hunger to be able to deliver on your workout no matter what the opposition will be. Things will never completely fall into place for you to have a smooth workout, but as long as it is not a matter of life and death, you need to ignore some things and finish your routine.
You may need to consistently foresee the things that could go wrong and rob you of your workout time. Try these tips to prevent this from happening:
Here are some tips to overcome excuses in life:
1.Shut up and start doing it
The more you talk about doing something, the less likely that you will ever be able to do it. It is good to talk, it is nice to think– but you need to finish it up with actions. Follow through.
2. Listen to your excuses
If you do not listen to yourself, you will never know how ridiculous your excuses sound. Stop the whining and get to work. You need to dedicate yourself to the lifestyle and make it a part of you that cannot be separated.
3. Let the people around you know the kind of demands you are placing on yourself, so they will hold you accountable
Make sure to focus on what you truly want out of life.
Do you trust yourself? Most of us don't ask that question too often as we naturally tend to think that we all do. What many of us don't realize is that your level of self-trust can be different about different things. You may trust your instincts and yourself in some things, like driving your car or caring for pets, for example. But what about when it comes to making big commitments or decisions? Do you trust your intuition and reasoning to make decisions that are actually yours and makeYOU happy and not someone else?
No matter how you handled yesterday, there is nothing you can do about it now. Whatever tomorrow has to offer has yet to be unveiled – and you have no control over it. The only time you can control is NOW – so bring your A-GAME and make the best of it.
You may think you can just do it tomorrow – but tomorrow is a myth because there is always a tomorrow. If you are not going to do it now, then you may never actually get around to doing it. Make the best of the now and get right to what you planned to do.