Over the last couple of weeks, I have been thinking a lot about excuses. We all have them and we all use them in many areas of our lives. Look back at all the things you’ve set out to accomplish but didn’t and I’m pretty sure you can come up with an excuse as to why you didn’t achieve what you set out to do. Here are a few of the most common excuses I hear (some of these are my best excuses).
I’m too busy.
I’m too tired.
My metabolism is slow.
I don’t like to exercise.
I can’t do that because of an injury (knee, shoulder, elbow, etc.).
I’m too old.
I just don’t have the energy.
Take a look at the definition of excuse:
A reason or explanation put forward to defend or justify a fault or offense.
Attempt to lessen the blame attaching to (a fault or offense); seek to defend or justify.
Basically, an excuse is just a reason for us to cover up why we didn’t put forth enough effort to achieve what we set out to do. Right? From now on, if we want something, we need to make it happen. Excuses mean absolutely nothing.
In this blog section, I will highlight a person who has achieved great things despite the odds. This is going to help motivate us to try a little harder and to do whatever it takes to reach our potential. This is not only about losing weight and getting in shape this is meant to help us take responsibility in all areas of our lives.
In this post, our inspiration is GuiGui Zheng, a young girl from China. Instead of telling you her story, take 2 minutes and 46 seconds and watch her on Youtube. I promise you will be inspired and glad you did!
After you’ve watched it, post a comment on the blog about an excuse you are not going to use anymore. Also if you know of or have an amazing story that you’d like to share, let me know.
Here is to all of us working together to improve all of our lives!