Two years ago, I was the queen of excuses as to why my life was going the way it was. To be fair, my life was a bit of a mess, but coming up with reasons for why it was not the way I wanted it didn’t change anything. In fact, it made it worse.
What were some of my excuses?
If I was feeling upset, I blamed it on “going through a tough time.”
If I felt fat I blamed my lack of fitness on the fact that I have a hyperextended knee.
And if I came across a guy that had some serious potential, I easily came up with 5 reasons as to why he was not for me.
Basically, I could find an excuse for everything and anything.
Why is it that people find comfort in their misery, and thus, their excuses?
Because it’s easier to fail without actually trying, than to try and possibly fail. It’s easier to sit on the couch than to go to the gym, the same way it’s easier to go into a safe 9 to 5 job rather than working your ass off for a career that may never work out.
[highlight]Misery is comfortable. We know it, we know what to expect, and therefore, it’s the easier option.[/highlight]
Listen, I’m not going to lie here, it’s fucking HARD to get up every morning and get uncomfortable. It’s a battle sometimes I don’t want to even fight. But I know that life begins when you step out of your comfort zone. Oh lord, I sound like a meme on Instagram with all of this philosophical quoting, and now you probably want to kill me.
Except hear me out. I’ve been there and back and then some.
Once you stop making excuses and put in the work, you’ll see results. I can say it over and over again: the biggest investment you should make is on yourself. And the truth is, you won’t do it until you force yourself to be ready. This I know for a fact.
Go ahead, make excuses as to why you’re depressed, or why you can’t lose weight, or why the perfect person isn’t right for you, or even why you can’t get your dream job, but at the end of the day the only person you’re cheating is yourself.
Anything is possible if you really want it.
You can either give up or get up.
I personally choose to get up and fight so at the end of the day I can’t look back and ever say I didn’t give something my all. Of course there are days where I give up, and that’s okay too, as long as you wake up the next morning and get up.
How do you want to live your life?
xo [typography font=”Cantarell” size=”15″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff6666″]NM [/typography]