You can have Results or Excuses, not both. Results come when we take responsibility for ourselves and our lives and do the work – even when we don’t want to. There are so many mornings when it would be so much easier to stay in bed than get on the bike for a 30 mile dawn ride or get dressed for a karate class. There have been so many days when I stare blankly at the computer screen wondering how on earth to finish up a chapter and maybe I should just go check Facebook instead. But those are the moments that separate “excuses” from “results” so I get out of bed and work out and I write the ending to the chapter anyhow – even if I don’t particularly want to.
“Do what you have to do until you want to do it and then you’ll never have to do it again.” Good stuff. It doesn’t mean the urge to make excuses will never come again – it will – but it does mean that, over time, it will be easier to make the right choices and step into positive action that will move you toward your goal.