What’s Stopping You?

A couple of years ago I committed myself to eating better and exercising more. My doctor advised me on a diet that I could easily follow. I didn’t hesitate, I dove right in and immediately started feeling better about myself. I had more energy, more motivation, and more confidence. I started hiking every weekend, and my body got stronger every day.

Then something happened, the pandemic hit. I couldn’t go hiking because my favorite hiking location was near a major hot spot. Travel restrictions kept me from leaving the state, and since I live on the border of Eastern Idaho, most of my hiking is done in Montana and Wyoming. Like many other Americans, I found myself staying at home and getting a little slothful.

I went from seeing consistent results to completely backtracking into my old ways. Well, today we are going to talk about results. You may think this ‘Monday Mo’ is meant to motivate you, and I hope it does. But more than that, I hope writing this ‘Monday Mo’ motivates me! I want those results! So let’s do this together, let’s stop making excuses and start creating results.

Think of something in your life, whether it’s personal or professional, that you want to improve on. I’ll give you a few minutes… got it? Okay, now write it down. Let’s identify the roadblocks or excuses keeping you from hitting your goal. I let travel restrictions prevent me from hiking, when I had plenty of other options that I just didn’t take. I didn’t have to do my hiking in other states, there are plenty of places in Idaho where I can hike, and quite a few of them are close to home. What is holding you back? I think if we really take the time to analyze our situation, we’ll see that the only thing preventing us from success is ourselves.

What can we do to turn things around? Well, I know personally that finding motivation isn’t as easy as it sounds. But I do think it starts with making a commitment. Muster up some courage and let’s make a commitment TODAY to overcome our excuses. I believe in you, just remember, don’t be upset about the results you didn’t get, from the work you didn’t do.

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