At night, my husband and I like to watch talk shows we’ve recorded earlier in the day.
Dr. Phil is one because I like to learn more about the psychology of why people do the things they do. Steve Wilkos is the other as I enjoy using my law enforcement skills to try to figure out who is lying and who is telling the truth.
So many times, I find myself screaming inside when the guests start to explain the reasons behind the actions they’ve taken. And so many times I think about the fact that they have two basic options in life…
They can continue to make excuses or they can make changes.
I see this in my personal life too. Some people I know want to place blame for their circumstances on everything and everyone but themselves. Then there are the ones who accept responsibility for things they’ve done and make a commitment to make better decisions from that point on.
My question to you is…
Which person are you?
Do you hold your boss or coworkers responsible when you didn’t get that promotion at work, or do you look at what you may have done better that could have changed the result?
Do you blame your spouse or partner when you’re unhappy, or do you take responsibility for your own happiness, doing more things that bring you joy?
Do you give every excuse in the book as to why you’re carrying excess weight (like you don’t have time to work out or healthy foods are just too expensive), or have you made the steely commitment to do what it takes to live a healthier life?
In the end, the choice is yours.
Are you going to make excuses and stay right where you are OR are you going to make changes and live a better life?
In case you’re wondering, making changes — no matter how difficult — is a super effective way to build your grit. So, I hope with all my heart that, from this day forward, you will choose the latter!
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