15 THINGS THAT KEEP ME FROM MY GOALS AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM

August 13th, 2013 by John Gallagher No Comments

I just got back from a morning run.  I didn’t want to do it.  But, I feel better now having done it.  I had so many GOOD reasons not to get up and get out there:

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1.  I have email to check

2. My neck hurts

3. It’s only 9 more minutes of sleep

4.  I can do it later tonight

5.  The treadmills in the workout room are probably all being used

6.  I forgot to pack my ear buds

7.  My podcasts need to download the the wifi is too slow

8.  I forgot to pack my heart rate monitor

9.  The treadmill is really boring

10.  It might rain outside

11.  It’s only 9 more minutes of sleep!

12.  My arm hurts

13.  My team played last night and I need to watch Sportscenter to see if they won.

14.  My team won last night, but I need to watch Sportscenter to see HOW they won!

15.  There aren’t any safe places to run outside

And, those are all before I even get out of bed!!  What, ultimately, forced me out of bed?  The Life Plan… I want to achieve those things I wrote in my life plan and I must do things I DON’T want to do so that I can do things (LIVE LONGER!) I do want to do(watch my kids grow up, grow older productively with my life, influence others, etc.)

So, what’s your 15 excuses and what helps YOU to overcome them?