By David Tepera, October 28, 2020
There’s no secret — we’ve all used excuses for our downfalls. No one likes their weaknesses to be exposed. It’s easier and less embarrassing to verbally make an excuse than to admit failure.
Do you find yourself tired all the time? What’s your excuse for not going to bed earlier? During the week, we wake at 3 a.m. because our first client starts at 4:30 a.m., so we’re in bed by 8 p.m.
I have people tell me they don’t have time for exercise? My first question is, “What’s your favorite television show?” There’s always a quick reply, so I tell them, “You obviously have time to exercise. You just choose not to.”
I know there are plenty of people who live paycheck to paycheck, believe me, I understand your frustration. But, if you find yourself constantly making excuses of not having enough money, stop wasting it. Keep your receipts or write down every item you bought for the month. I’m sure we will all find crazy impulse buying that we regret.
Is it necessary to keep up with the latest trends? The wireless headphone we use only cost $25, and the clarity is amazing. We don’t need the overly expensive trendy brands. Just take the time to shop wisely, plus check reviews.
Of course, with our country having an obesity epidemic, we hear multiple reasons why people make excuses for being overweight. But really, we all know deep inside it’s lack of discipline.
How much fast food do you eat? When’s the last time you cooked healthy foods? And no, a bowl of Cheerios doesn’t count. We spend every Sunday afternoon preparing our meals for the week. Our days are long, so we utilize a small refrigerator and microwave at Ageless Muscle.
Look, I’m not trying to say I’m making better choices than you or I don’t make excuses. I’m trying to continue to learn from my mistakes and become more productive. I’m only wanting to make you think and take ownership of possible reckless behaviors.
Now, where are you and where do you want to be? If you don’t like your current situation, take action and do something about it. Don’t let others dictate your destiny — you have complete control of you.
Once we learn to stop pointing the finger and making excuses, we can move forward toward a better life and happiness.