This post was prompted by tons of stuff that's been going on in my life but mainly the stuff that has not been going on. It's the stuff that all of us proclaim that we'll get to but never do and of course, the reasons that we don't; the excuses. If you've been reading this blog since August, then you know that my excuses have been the disdain of my existence. I have had all types of excuses for everything in my life. Job? No, the market is terrible. Hate my body? Baby's fault. Partner texting another girl? He's not loyal. Lost a sponsorship? My phone sucks.
For years, I was avoiding the root of the problem which was myself. It is much easier to blame failure on the weather or something/someone else. It's harder to take accountability for where you fall short. Stop the excuses and start figuring out how to do shit. We all have the power of the internet at our fingertips and if you truly want to do something, google it. Click on some articles, find someone to be your inspiration. My current inspiration is Maya Elious who epitomizes my work smarter not harder mantra. I aspire to be better than her but I love her motivation.
The first step is turning your excuses into a question about yourself.
- What qualities do I possess that is a turn off to potential employers?
- What can I do to achieve the body that I want if I'm unhappy with mines now?
- Have I not been paying attention to my spouse? Is that why he's seeing attention elsewhere?
- Where can I cut back on my expenses so that I can afford a better phone or camera?
The minute you cut the shit and stop the excuses is the moment that your mental space is lifted and you can actually focus on getting to the finish line. Since I started taking accountability, good shit started falling into my lap. The moves I used to dream about making, I'm actually doing and it will only get better.
If you read my post on rejection, I utilized the same principles and applied it to my every day life. There's always going to be a reason not to do something, but what's your motivation to get it?