I hear them all the time.
Excuses for why someone doesn’t prioritize exercise.
- I don’t have time
- I don’t have the energy
- I have an old injury
- I’m on my feet all day and that counts as exercise
- It’s boring
- I never see any results
- I’m too old
- I’m too fat
- I’m not a gym rat
- I’m already thin
The problem isn’t any of those things… it’s the person.
Last week I saw a friend at the gym. She’s a regular. She has MS, is legally blind, drags half her body and struggles to tie her shoe laces.
I have another friend I ran into a while back who was a regular at the gym up until recently when she had to have a left above wrist hand amputation. I was surprised to see her, since I knew she was only 10 days post op. Yet there she was, arm bandaged up, ready to kill her training session.
In both these cases, excuses are not acceptable.
Look…let me tell you how this works in reality.
There are some people who will throw out one excuse after another, always explaining why something won’t work…never taking personal responsibility.
With them…it’s always something or someone else’s fault.
Never their own.
We all have them in our lives. When I encounter them… I just smile and nod.
I don’t give them too much of my time and I never give them any of my energy.
However, the successful people tend to fall in line with this George Bernard Shaw quote:
“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.”
I know that if you want something badly enough and you’re willing to take personal responsibility…
…you can achieve it.
But it won’t happen if you spend your time making excuses for why things aren’t happening instead of focusing on solutions to make them happen.
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