Just had to share this powerful post from Eric Wang, Pharm.D. Candidate. We can come up with so many excuses why our weight is where it is, or our health. Thanks Eric for hitting it right on the nail. Just like the caption….
Are you unhappy with your life right now? Are you upset with the way things are or have been for the last couple years, maybe even decades? Well, it’s YOUR fault. Yeah, that’s right. It’s your fault! Don’t blame anyone else. You caused it!
I think George Washington Carver said it best: “Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.” If you are not successful, chances are you’re making excuses. You’re rationalizing your lack of success: “Oh well, I have the genes for fatness…it’s not MY fault. My life sucks because my parents were never there for me…I can’t be successful in life because I look ugly and I can’t afford facial reconstruction surgery…I can’t be happy because blahsey-blahsey-blah”
As Tony Robbins says, “the only thing keeping you from getting what you want is the STORY you keep telling yourself about why you can’t have it.”
If you don’t like your outcomes, change your responses. You can’t control what happens to you, but you can choose the way you respond to what has happened. In fact, you have the “response-ibility” to choose your response.
If you’re following my blog and you don’t want to take 100% responsibility for your success or lack thereof, unfollow me right now. I’m serious. Unfollow.
If you’re following my Tumblr, Facebook page, or Youtube channel, I expect you not only to read or watch what I post. I expect you to apply it. Live it. Every single day of your life, ask yourself how you can improve your life and the lives of those around you. I want you to succeed. And, I know you can succeed. I’m holding you to a higher standard now.
Maybe you didn’t realize that the moment you subscribed to my YouTube channel, the moment you “liked” my facebook page, the moment you clicked “follow,” you’ve unofficially enrolled in my exclusive coaching sessions. I’m your coach now. And, as long as you are under my coaching, there will be no settling for less than you deserve. There will be no blaming or pointing fingers at anyone except yourself. If you’re not ready to make that commitment, it’s ok. Come back when you’re ready.
If you are still with me, I want to share this tip with you that I got from reading Jack Canfield’s book “The Success Principles” last night. I highly recommend this book. Please do yourself a favor and buy it and apply it!
Here’s the tip: if something doesn’t turn out as planned, ask yourself the following questions:
How did I create that?
What was I thinking?
What were my beliefs?
What did I say or not say?
What did I do or not do to create that result?
How did I get the other person to act that way?
What do I need to do differently next time to get the result I want?
Genuinely answer those questions every time you get a sub-optimal or just unsatisfying result, and before long, you’ll find yourself on the fast-track to doubling your health, your fitness, and your income in half the time. Guaranteed.