• Nate Johnson

Are Your Excuses Helping You Lose Weight?

How many times each day do you blame your circumstances or other people for your lack of success?

If you’re anything like me, you do this a lot!

It’s so easy to make excuses for ourselves. Seriously, it’s super easy. I’ve always been able to come up with an excuse for everything. What’s the underlying issue? I didn’t want to take responsibility for my actions. I didn’t want to accept that I wasn’t as great as I thought I was.

But something interesting I’ve noticed over the last year or two is the people who make the most excuses are the least likely to create a big change in their life. They’re the least likely to succeed at achieving their goals.

Why is that? Because when we blame our circumstances or the people around us, we’re telling ourselves it’s out of our control so there’s no use in trying. So we never take steps to improving and thus we never reach our goals.

But here’s what happens if you’re willing to accept responsibility for your choices. Your actions. Your habits:

-You have the ability to change your direction

-You start to see progress towards your goals

-You eventually achieve your goals and more!

It’s hard to admit you’re wrong. It’s hard to accept we aren’t as great as we’d like to think.

But in the words of Dr. Jordan Peterson, “You’re currently not as lovely and wonderful as you could be.”

Taking responsibility for your failures opens the door to success. Are you willing to open that door?