For a long time my priorities were really messed up...and so was my life. Instead of putting effort into making a change, I put effort into making excuses. Because of this, myself and everyone around me suffered.
I want to travel, but I don’t have enough time. I don’t want to work all the time, but I need more money. I want to see my family more, but they live too far away. I want a six pack, but I don’t have enough energy to work out. I want to be Vegetarian, but I live with someone who cooks meat. I need to stop gambling, but I have an addiction. I want to love myself, but the person I’m with is depressing me. I know I can live a better life, but I don’t know where to start. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I was simply creating excuses in my head to make it okay to continue living my less than best life. I really had no valid reasons. Was I broke? No. Was I crippled? No. Was I really an addict? No. Did my family live too far away? No. Could I make better choices and start living a different way? Hell, yes! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
All my excuses added up to a life that I wasn’t proud of - I was unhappy, unhealthy and unfulfilled. I wasn’t taking control of my life. Plus, everyone I cared about in my life was suffering because I wasn’t my best self. I wasn’t in a position of living my best life so there was no way for me to help them live theirs. They were either worrying about me, disappointed/let down, unmotivated by me or didn’t have anyone to guide them.
Lesson Learned: KILL THE WORD “BUT”. Remove it from your vocabulary! Replace with with the word “AND”. Stop making excuses and start making changes. Commit to your priorities by making changes TODAY...everything else can wait. As you’re creating the life you dream of, inspire and guide those around you to do the same. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀