Episode 085: How To Stop Making Excuses

Sep 17, 2015

It used to be so easy for me to say to myself, “Alright! I’m really doing it this time! No more excuses! This is it for real! I’m ready!!” But it never happened like that. It just didn’t. I became a master of talking myself into whatever choice felt good at the time. I’d say, “It’s just this one thing, it can’t possibly hurt” or, “I’ll be extra strict tomorrow” or “I’ll workout later and be sure to burn it off”. I knew exactly what debates and arguments worked best. Those types of internal debates are what I refer to as “anchors”. They hold you back. They pull you down. They drag you off course. Identifying these anchors and understanding how you justify exceptions is absolutely critical in learning how to stop making excuses. Because really, these excuses, these internal debates are the exact reason you haven’t got the results you want. It’s the “why” behind your inconsistency. In today’s episode we’re getting super practical (and personal) about how to stop making excuses by identifying how you justify and excuse choices that won’t help you reach your goals. And, of course, if you want more strategies on topics like how to stop making excuses, efficient workouts and fat loss friendly recipes, make sure you’re on the free VIP email list! 

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How to Stop Making Excuses

  1. Tune into the ways you talk yourself into making a choice that won’t help you reach your goals
    1. When you’re thinking about an unplanned indulgence, become an observer of your internal dialogue.
    2. Track your self-talk that precedes a choice you didn’t plan to make.
  2. Create a list of the most common ways you talk yourself into these choices
  3. Identify the times and situations when this self-talk is most likely to occur
  4. Script a new response
  5. Practice your new response


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