We’re funny creatures. We’re hard wired so stay stuck as we are and we can find all kinds of ways to justify why that’s okay, when actually, we really, really want to grow.
One of the classic ways is the “unattainable” excuse. You can apply this to financial goals, partner goals, body goals, life goals…
I know, I used to be the master. I’d see a girl I really fancied in a bar, tell myself she’s out of my league, so avoid the humiliation of rejection by not approaching her at all. I’d skip the trials for higher level sports teams. I’d not apply for that job, that university…
You probably do this more than you think. I could never afford that car. I’ll never go there on holiday. I couldn’t run a successful business. I could never be slim….
Here’s the thing. Your ego stays happy as you haven’t risked failure. But are you really happy?
When I started risking more, I started achieving more. Life became more fun. I became happier.
Getting in shape, feeling great, creating a positive mindset – it takes work, sure, but it’s not really that hard and millions of people do it. Why not you?
Here are just some of the things people think to themselves when it comes to making positive changes in their life:
- I don’t have the time to put in to get results
- I can’t afford it right now
- Eating healthily is really difficult
- The workouts are too hard
- My body could never look like that
- Now is not the right time
- I don’t even know what it would feel like to feel good in my body, so how could I even get there
Let me flip it around for you. How about if you did just go for it?
How would it feel to prioritise yourself and make positive
What would it feel like if you did allow yourself to feel good? Really allowed yourself to feel good?
How would that ripple through the rest of your life?
What are you telling yourself is unattainable when it really isn’t?