201: How To Stop Making Excuses & Exceptions

Jul 7, 2016

I recently read “Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable” by Tim Grover and he introduced a personality classification that I found to be thought-provoking.

His classification describes people who get things done and reach their highest potential versus people who don’t.

I started to think about the thousands of people I’ve worked with who are trying to burn fat and improve their bodies and I could see similar trends in the ways they think & act.

I have classified into three groups which I’m calling wishers, wanderers and warriors.

In today’s episode I’m going to help you see which category your past choices represent and help you move from where you are now to the warrior category.

That’s right, this episode is about how to become a warrior. It’s about how to stop making excuses and exceptions and start crushing your goals.

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How To Stop Making Excuses & Exceptions

How do you make choices? Like a wisher, like a wanderer or like a warrior?

In today’s episode I’m going to describe the wishers, wanderers and warriors and help you understand how you can become a warrior and stop making excuses. Do not miss the full episode!

Wishers have a desire but take little action

They have goals and the might even feel passionately about them, but they aren’t consistently taking action to move towards them.

Wanderers are seekers with short attention spans

They jump from plan to program to approach, never developing the consistency required for sustainable results & never learning what works (and what doesn’t) for their own bodies.

Warriors show up to work every day

They stay focused on the day at hand and ask themselves, “what can I do today to move towards my goals?” Then they do it!

Wishers need to be told what to do

They are looking for meal plans, food lists and for someone else to provide the instructions. They might not follow them, but they want the answers to come from someone else.

Wanderers create a “best case” plan

They have a plan and can follow it when all the conditions are in their favor.

Warriors steer everything to their advantage

A warrior’s choices are not dictated by their circumstances. They do the best they can no matter what gets thrown at them.

Wishers watch others and compare

They are preoccupied with what others are doing & thinking and they compare their results and efforts against others.

Wanderers watch others and plan

They might not compare, but they are always jumping on board with what others are doing, regardless of whether or not it works for them.

Warriors run their own race.

Others watch them.

What other people are doing or saying has nothing to do with what they need to do.

Wishers give in to temptation

They make decisions based on impulse

Wanderers give in to excuses

They justify indulgences with circumstances

Warriors make no excuses.

They don’t give in.

Wishers perform when its comfortable

They do the work when they feel like it

Wanderers perform when they are prepared

If the stars aren’t aligned and the circumstances are beyond their plan, they crumble.

Warriors perform

Warriors refuse limitations

Warriors practice calm confidence

Warriors take responsibility

Warriors expect to succeed and so they do.

In today’s episode, I’ll share how you can stop making excuses and become a warrior TODAY.


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