For today’s Monday Motivation I want to talk about excuses. One thing that really annoys me are all the excuses people come up with. It really is ridiculous. Here is one of my favorite quotes of all time.
I know we all are or have been guilty of this at some point or another. It seems like recently excuses have been more and more the norm.
Well I am here to say Excuses are invalid.
Yes you heard it Right.
Next time you have an excuse, ask yourself this.
Has anybody in my situation ever accomplished what I am trying to accomplish?
Has anyone ever been in a worse situation than myself and accomplished it?
The answer is quit simple. Right now, right this very instant, there is someone in your exact situation doing what you are making an excuse why you can’t.
To top it off there is somebody worse off than you doing what you’re making an excuse for.
Anything worth having is worth working hard for. Nobody ever said getting the results you want would be easy. However it is all attainable no matter your situation.
So let’s talk about health and fitness and getting results.
Do these excuses sound familiar?
I don’t have money.
I can’t afford supplements.
My kids have a school activity.
I’m not in shape.
I can never do that.
I don’t have time to eat.
Everyone around me eats un healthy so I can’t eat good.
Eating healthy is expensive.
I’m too old.
The list can go on and on. I’ll cut it short to explain my point. So lets look at a few of these.
My favorite, “I don’t have time.” (to workout, to do xyz, etc)
Haha. Every time someone say’s they do not have time really drives me nuts.
There was a time a few years back that when I worked 70-80 hours a week at my regular job, I would come home after that and cook at a restaurant I owned, close up shop and do all the book work for the night. I would say that is pretty busy. Guess what. I found time to train for a bodybuilding show, I found time to eat healthy, I found time to work out. The end result, I ended up winning my weight class, I won the over-all title (the entire show), and I won best abs.
You know what, I was super busy, I was around people that ate bad, I cooked burgers and other not so healthy food, I was tired.
But here’s the thing.
I did it!
There were no excuses. I manned up and Got Shit Done. (GSD)
Yes there were times that I did not want to, but like I stated before. Anything worth having is worth working hard for. If I did not do all that I did, I would regret it. And that is worse that all the hard work I put in.
I have a good buddy of mine with a similar situation. He worked 50-60 hours a week, if not more. He is a single dad with three kids. All of which are involved in sports and various other activities. By no means was he financially well off. He actually struggled for a very long time. Here’s the thing. Even though he drove almost 2 hours one-way to see his kids a few times week and struggled financially. He still found time to eat healthy, workout, take his supplements, feed his kids, spend time with his family and make all their functions. Oh by the way did I mention he trained and ran his first marathon during this time too.
The last one I want to talk about is “I can’t afford it”
This one is just as bad as “ I don’t have time”
So you say you can’t afford something that will make you better.
Hmm. That’s funny!
You seem to have money to:
* Go to Starbucks a few times a week.
* Stop at your favorite fast food place
* Go out on the weekends
* Get an outfit for the weekend
* Spend Money on Alcohol
* Have the newest iPhone
* Get all the latest accessories
* Get that new pair of shoes
Should I keep going???
I’ll stop there. You get the point.
When it comes to finances, if we look at the houses of some of the richest people in the world, the majority of them have libraries, or at least a big book collection. Many of the books are ones that will help them grow into better people.
Here’s something to think about. Do you think they waited until they had all that money to invest in books? In themselves? Or did they collect them along the way?
They obviously collected them a long the way and in that time by bettering themselves they ended up successful. The key is investing in yourself.
Again, I could go on and on with examples from my buddy and I and from others that I worked with that had it just as hard and harder.
The bottom line: Your excuse is invalid.
It’s time to Man (or Woman) Up! Stop being lazy. Work your ass off and you will thank yourself for the work you have done.
Not only will get great results in what ever it is you are trying to accomplish, but you will come out a much better person.
If you really want something you can make it happen. You just have to decide how bad you really want it. You have to decide what is more important.
Ask yourself this. Are you further ahead physically or financially this year than you were last year?
If not. Let me help you reach your goals.