What’s holding you back from accomplishing your goals? Doesn’t matter what the goal is. Are we talking finances? Education? Career? Family? Relationships? Health?
Here’s a list of the excuses I’ve heard over the years as to why people won’t or don’t change themselves in order to get what they desire out of life:
I can’t afford it. I hear this a lot in regards to eating healthy and working out. “I can’t afford a gym membership.” “I can’t afford to eat healthy.” “Non-processed food is expensive.”
What’s also expensive are doctor and medical bills. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF! Shop at farmer’s markets, get produce that’s been discounted at the local supermarket, cut out coupons. I managed to procure 25 bananas at Shaw’s recently for all of maybe $2. I often get frozen fruit out of season at Trader Joe’s and the like and use it to make smoothies. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
I once had a budget of about $10-12 per week for groceries. Farmer’s markets and sales on things like veggie burgers helped immensely.
I don’t have the time. This is the catch-all one. Hey, I know all about not having enough time! I have more than one career, work out, have responsibilties, and even a social life. Sometimes I even sleep. 😉
Make the time! Ten minutes a day on anything makes a HUGE difference in the long run. You don’t need hours and hours of time to eat right, workout, or do anything necessary that adds up over time.
I’ve tried before and I’ve failed. So? Try again, try something, do SOMETHING besides being unhappy with yourself and your life. There are rarely any success stories out there which didn’t start with a billion failures. If you don’t try, you can’t succeed.
I’ve never had it good. This is “insert past problem here”, usually pertaining to parents and/or home life as a child. I’m currently listening to a webcast of a millionaire who had drug addicts as parents and a horribly violent childhood, tons of abuse. She still picked herself up and managed to figure out how to break the negative cycles in her friendships, relationships, finances, and career. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
I have xyz physical issue. Work around it! There’s a man in at least one of the P90X videos who has a prosthetic leg. You’ll find a few YouTube videos of people in wheelchairs figuring out and demonstrating how to modify the moves in P90X. Those are just a few examples. Work around it, talk to your doctor, and find a way. There’s always a way.
Seriously, look up “P90X” and “wheelchair” on YouTube. Very inspirational stuff.
What are your roadblocks? Find them and work around demolishing them. The only thing you have to lose are excuses!