Excuses, excuses, excuses. We all have them! It’s just part of life! And yet some people are able to never let the excuses stop them, and others let the excuses control them. As a personal trainer, I got really good at helping people notice the excuses and find ways around them. That benefited me BIG time when I started working from home. Many people think a work from home Mom has it made, but it’s quite the opposite! I was Mom from 5am -8pm and then come 8pm, when I was completely exhausted and drained, I suddenly had to put my perky pants on and get to work! I could have used the fact I have 3 kids as an excuse. Or the fact my husband works long hours and is gone Fri-Wed. Even the fact he went to school on his days off would have been a legitimate excuse! Not to mention the fact I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and discovered to be quite ill! And yet, all of that motivates me MORE!
Stop Making Excuses
Why??? Because as a Mom, I want to set an example to my kids about how to function no matter what hurdle comes in your path. As a woman of God, I want to show others that God gives us these mountains to show people they can be moved! I’m a firm believer that my story could be life changing for someone else. Every struggle I encounter, every setback with my health, every hurdle I climb reminds me I can do this, and when I reach the top, I will have an AMAZING story to share!
That inspires me not to let the excuses stop me. Every person is different though and you have to find what personally will inspire you! Is it setting an example for your kids? Buying something you really want? Getting more time with your spouse? Being able to retire early? Find what will inspire you to work hard! It has to be something big, or very important to you because the honest truth is there will always be EXCUSES, but if you are motivated enough…..you will fly over those excuses easily! In 2017 my health got much worse, my husband spent a month in the hospital and almost died, I ended up in the hospital multiple times, we had a death in our family, I got pneumonia, the whole family got the stomach bug, I ran a fever for 3 months straight….the list goes on and on! But I also had the best year ever in my business. I also learned what are the best things to do for my health. My husband and I got out of debt. The positive list goes on and on to, and all because I never let a hurdle stop me. Every time I encountered an excuse, I found a way to get around it!
Sometimes it really helps having a partner who you can share your goals with, and discuss your struggles. They can point out if you are making too many excuses and help come up with ways around them! One thing I have learned over the years and through all my crazy struggles is that if you truly want to succeed bad enough, NOTHING will stop you! So the question is, how bad do you want it???