#440: There Comes a Time...
Friday, December 17, 2010
There comes a time in our lives when we need to admit that we are responsible for our thoughts and for our actions. If we want to succeed at something badly enough, we will allow no negative thoughts or actions stop us from reaching our goal.
To often, though, we read comments from people such as, "Well, I didn't mean to overeat." Who forced you to open your mouth and cram food inside of it?
Or, "I always gain a few pounds over the holidays." So why does that have to continue? The same seven days a week occur whether or not it is a holiday.
How about, "I didn't have time to exercise." Oh, no? In 24 hours you didn't have five minutes to do some chair exercises or push ups or to walk up and down the sidewalk in front of your house or the hall in your office?
Then there is, "I know I can't be around all of the treats and not have some." Again, who is twisting your arm to eat them?
This could go on indefinitely but what it boils down to is making excuses and not assuming responsibility for our thoughts and actions. There is currently a slang expression about taking responsibility, "Man up." Whether man or woman what it says is quit making excuses, stop rationalizing and just do it.
When we started on a mission to lose weight and become healthier, we were excited and maybe a little intimidated at trying to accomplish something we had likely never before achieved. But we had passion and enthusiasm, determination and dedication.
So what happened? When did the excuses begin? And the rationalizations?
And when will they stop?
If you do not want to succeed, then continue with the justifications and simply admit to yourself that becoming healthier is actually something you really don't want to do. Admit you have no motivation and don't care about how you look or feel. But don't try to convince yourself or others otherwise.
There is another saying that you're either in the game or you're on the sidelines.
Where are you? Decide now if you're only going to talk the talk or if if you will actually walk the walk. Don't be wishy-washy. Make a decision. One way or another. Just decide. Whatever way you choose to go, take responsibility for your decisions, your thoughts and your actions.
It's time. What will you do?