There are thousands of excuses you or anyone else can come up with to justify not taking action on your goals but at the end of the day, what matters is the results you achieve. What it comes down to is priorities; it’s priorities that will determine your future.
You can tell me you don’t go to the gym because you don’t have time but I guarantee you there are people who have even less time than you but still manage to put in their workout. We all have the same amount of time to spend each day. What you get done each day is determined by what you deem important.
I don’t care what excuses you have because anyone can come up with valid excuses but the person those excuses hurt most is your future self.
If you want to create a positive change in your life, to reach your goals, the reality is, you will need to make some sacrifices from reducing your idle time to getting a bit less sleep. I know for some people, they’ve already done these things. They’ve cut out wasteful TV time and internet browsing and social media. They’ve even cut done their sleep time due to their busy schedule. If you’ve done these things and you’re making progress toward your goals, then great, keep it up!
Now what if you’re in a situation where you’re not making any progress with your goals even though you don’t really waste too much time? Well, if you don’t change, nothing is likely going to change for you.
When you decide to pursue a goal, it often means sacrificing some things. In this case, it might mean having to find a different job or spending some money to delegate some tasks in order to free up your time. It could mean moving to another city. It could mean coming up with more creative ways to make the best use of your time.
The point is, if you make your goals a priority, you will make the time.
I remember back before I started working out consistently. I came up with all kinds of excuses like no time or no energy. It wasn’t until I made working out a priority that it became a part of my life. Not every day is the same. Some days are busier than others. On busier days, I might get less sleep in order to put in my workout or I just have a shorter workout session but no matter what, I get it done. Why? Because I made it a priority.
Let’s take this site as another example. If I wanted to, I could be writing several articles a day. My initial excuse would be I don’t have time but I know I could make the time if I really wanted to. Besides, there are other ways to have more articles written such as hiring writers or using a speech to text program and creating articles while I drive or do other brainless tasks.
If you want your life to change, you need to start changing the things you do on a daily basis. Don’t let excuses like the lack of time, energy, or resources stop you. You will make the sacrifices if you feel your goals are worth it.
It’s a decision you’ll have to make and if you want to stick with the decision, you need to weigh the consequences and decide whether or not you’re okay with the sacrifices you’ll be making.
There are many people who are financially successful but because they’re always working, they have almost no social life. Then there are those who have lots of time for social events but aren’t as successful financially. You may be okay with one situation or the other or you may want some sort of balance. Either way, you’ll have sacrifice something you’re currently doing to make time to create change in your life.
Now if you’re in a situation where you have a lot of time on your hands but you’re just too lazy to make changes in your life, then you need goals that will excite you. When sleep and being lazy is your priority, it’s a cycle you need to break as soon as possible. Here’s some help to get you motivated.