Excuses are possibly the biggest reason people fail to achieve what they set out to do. Already I am seeing the excuses I could come up with when using my Motivational Jar. I guess I could put them in my reflection jar but currently I am able to fight off the excuses so have not had to resort to it. I think it is important to focus on what the Goal is – and why? What is my Motivation? Why do I want to achieve this? And to remember that it is essentially all down to me. It is no good blaming someone else (saying go on you know that going to McDonalds once will not hurt) – because it is not them it will effect. You have to be the one with the strong will, be determined. Then if you overcome the excuses not only will you be more likely to achieve what you set out to do, but you will also feel better about yourself.
For example, day 2 I pulled out the goal of taking the boys outside – but we had done this the day before (as I am still doing things as well as the goals from the jar). We had already arranged to meet someone (at an indoors location too). Then I stopped myself and thought – this is just an excuse. So what we did is we walked to the meeting place (and back). You see it didn’t have to be some great adventure, just outdoors.
I guess it goes back to the “there’s no such word as can’t”.
I am not doing too badly with my small goals, and am definitely drinking more water (I keep reminding myself of the fact that it should only take 30 days to make it a habit!)
It is quite hard though with all the small challenges, even this early on. I think because I did not expect it to be any effort, and it is. When my husband suggested takeaway I managed to quickly just do soup and toast instead. Not my ideal food, but adjusting my ideals to make sure I did not go too far (takeout). I just need to be aware that I do not adjust my goals so much that it is just an excuse.
REMEMBER DON’T let others be your EXCUSE – only you can change things!
Hopefully the children going back to school will allow for better planning and less excuses.
How are you doing with the New Year so far?
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