-Tomorrow I will start making better food choices
-I will start paying attention to my form next time, but today I just want to go heavy
-I don’t want to wake up 10 minutes early to make breakfast, I am going to snooze
-I know I should go to sleep early but I really want to watch this show
Something that has been on my mind a lot lately is “Where do I see myself in 10 years”
More specifically, are the decisions I am making now going to get me there.
As I get older, the more I realize how easy it is to go years without ever doing the things you intend to do. I have had a lot of goals that I have never actually achieved because I give myself little excuses every day that eventually add up to me not reaching them.
So I challenged myself to ask myself right as I’m about to make an excuse: Will this get me closer or farther from my goals? It has started with me in the morning. I recently listened to a podcast that said “Each time you hit the snooze button you are telling yourself it’s ok to break a promise to yourself”. So now I kickstart my morning with a cold ass shower. It sucks, but changing the start of my days from ‘snooze as many times as possible until you HAVE to get up’ to ‘Wake up early, cold shower, make coffee and start your day’ has made a big impact on the rest of my day. Why has a cold shower been the thing that gets me out of bed in the morning? I have no clue, I’m a weirdo. We’ll save that for another blog.
So I challenge you to do the same. Take a look at your day: Are the actions you’re taking on a daily basis really going to get you to where you need to be? Or are your excuses going to lead you to being in the exact same spot you are in now, 10 years from now?