Once again i hear of somebody who is going to settle down and do their work, painting or writing or whatever, as soon as they get a better light installed, or as soon as they move to a new city, or as soon as they come back from the trip they have been planning, or as soon as…
It’s simple: they just don’t want to do it, or they can’t do it, otherwise they’d feel a burning itch from hell they could not ignore and “soon” would turn quickly into “now”
If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse.
Often times when I talk to people about sports I hear stuff along the lines of “I like running, I just never get round to it” or “I want to get fit, but it is so hard”. Well, no, you do not like running. And you do not like getting fit. What you want is being fit and just having finished a workout. What you want is the feeling of accomplishment, but not the pain and struggle before that. So let’s talk about the difference between wanting to train and wanting to be in shape; let’s talk about priorities, habits and reaching your so called “goals”.
While you are still waiting to find an easy way (or the perfect time) someone else is already getting results because they decided making progress is more important than making excuses.
It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.
This sports motivation video contains great advice for anybody and speaks directly out of my soul. There are burning reasons within everyone to get up early, to train hard, work hard, do whatever one loves. You just have to find them and trust your gut.
Even more important is to mute your inner voice of automated excuses. Yes, your brain will find excuses for everything, always. Yes, they seem plausible on the first glance. No, they are not. They are distractions, obstacles that you have to overcome in order to get where you want to go!
The choice between the comfortable and the right thing to do is not always easy, but it gets easier with time. You can train discipline. No more excuses, start your training today!
Small daily improvements are the key to staggering long-term results.
It sounds so simple and it may be, once you’ve mastered it. But there must be a reason why so many people worldwide struggle with long term growth and success.
They are not capable of daily improvement.
It is not about building a career or a house in one day. It is about you being a better man after every day.
Every night you lie down and go to sleep, you should ask yourself ‘Am I a better man now than I was yesterday?’ and you should answer with ‘Yes I am, because…’.
There is a great range of possibilities for reasons from ‘Today I greeted a stranger with a smile‘ to ‘Today I started my dream job’, it does not matter.
What matters is that you do not stop growing.
Grow everyday and no matter how small the growth may be, in a few months you will not recognize your former self (in a positive way).
Start today and remember: There is no room for excuses in life.