Me and one of my fellow coaches sometimes have this running phrase we say, in fact we have considered getting shirts made with it printed on them. That phrase is “How Convenient…”
We say it because we hear a lot of excuses and I hate excuses. I cannot speak for my fellow coach, but I don’t think that he likes them either. The problem is that we all have them. We all have an excuse that keeps us from making progress or doing the work that needs to be done. Somehow in our twisted little minds and this current world of schemes and get rich quick dreams, we think that just by putting our money down and thinking about putting in the work, it happens.
Results just magically appear because you have a gym membership or they just come because you thought about going to the gym every once in a while.
Wake UP! Results happen when work is done. Reactions happen when you have a catalyst for change. An object at rest wants to stay at rest…you want to change things you have to fight your natural desire to just remain where you are.
You have excuses that make it impossible to change your life for the better…how convenient.
At least be honest with yourself and with me, and admit that they are excuses. They are not walls or true barriers to you finding your health. They are excuses. Take a minute and look in the mirror and really ask yourself if you want to change, or am I perfectly content to stay where I am at.
I hear the excuses everyday. It’s too expensive…how convenient you were able to let me know that by sending me a text from your iphone while sipping on a coffee at the local starbucks.
I don’t have time with work and/ or kids…how convenient that you find time for any other activities that you could not do something active on your lunch break or take your kids on a walk.
I just can’t stick to a diet…how convenient. Will that heart attack help you make time?
There is truth in the statement that we find time for the things that are important to us. We also find the resources necessary to do those things. I am not trying to make light of people’s situations, but we all have to take a long hard look within ourselves and admit that sometime, we are just lazy and that is our fault. It is not our jobs fault, or our kids or husbands or wives. It is our own will and our own desires that drive us and sometimes the desire to be better or healthier just isn’t there.
So we make excuses and justify…how convenient!