-by Coach Rachel
There are always a million reasons to stay the same.
If we’re waiting for the perfect conditions to arise before we take on change, we’ll be waiting forever. There will always be obstacles, inconveniences, and setbacks.
It’s up to us to decide to live up to the changes we want to see. Whether it’s getting on track with nutrition, returning to consistency in training, or prioritizing recovery, we must take ownership of the way we think and the ways we spend our time.
This is all to say that there is no room for excuses when it comes to achieving the goals we’ve set for ourselves.
I say this as someone who made excuses for years.
“I don’t have time.”
These were my go-tos. If you heard me say these things, would you expect me to be someone who trains with intensity and writes with discipline and passion?
What I’ve realized over the years is that if I tell myself I’m too tired to write or that I don’t have time to train, I create a reality that supports those thoughts. Little has changed in terms of how much time I have available each day, yet now I find the time to write and to train. I remind myself that I have lots of energy and that I have plenty of time.
Being overwhelmed sometimes is normal. Allowing that perception to dictate our behavior is what keeps us the same, and this is why truly changing is rare--not because we cannot change, but because we hold on to our perceptions, our excuses. Embracing the fact that we can change is scary. Success is often just as fear-inducing as failure.
Take ownership. If you want to stay the same, great--more power to you! This is your life to live, so do the things you’ve been doing.
If, however, you want to change, then excuses no longer have a place in your lexicon. Everything you desire for yourself is 100% within your power to achieve, and your coaches are standing by to give you the support and guidance you need to make those changes happen. The right time is right now. The right place is right here. Let’s get started.