I have conversations with clients all the time when they list the reasons why they did not accomplish certain tasks. Most people realize when the words are coming out of their mouth that it is a bunch of excuses, but how do they change it ? I personally believe that some people come out of the womb thinking in a positive way where others start out as a Negative Nelly. Which one are you ? You know those people that always see the positive things when others see the gloom and doom. The transition from the dark side to the sunny side takes time and effort.
Here is a quick and simple 3 step process to turn your excuses into successes:
- Do what you have committed to for at least 30 days. If you committed to hitting a 7:00 fitness class 3 x a week then do it. You may not enjoy it the first few weeks, but it will get better. You will find that are more productive when you get up and hit the class first thing in the morning.
- Rally your troops. Instead of trying to do everything on your own ask for help. You may find that you are actually the one helping someone else when you reach out.
- Do your weekly check in . Whether you are working with a coach or are on your on it is important to check in each week. What did you do well this week (Pat yourself on the back) and what did you struggle with. Regroup and make adjustments for the next week. Success does not come from perfection, but progress.
If you need some help improving your health or getting your life organized, give me a call / text/email/facebook message. You only get one life, so make the most of it.
Thanks – Jody Vinson , Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach, & Life organizer