At least once a day, a WWE wrestling match rumbles in my head over a task I don’t want to do. It’s always the same tasks: working out, writing, and cooking.
When faced with these tasks, my mind immediately reaches for excuses. “I worked out yesterday, so I can take a break today; I have a backlog of articles, so I can take a break from writing and watch Netflix; I hate washing dishes, why don’t I just pull up Uber Eats.”
I know it’s a strange take, but I believe excuses are born from ego. Some feel entitled to the outcome and can therefore skip the necessary steps required to reach a goal. Dilettantes so focused on the reward that they become easily discouraged when things don’t go as planned. People who aren’t present and never learn.
It takes will power and practice to overcome this stuff. Thank you for writing!