9) Making Excuses For Your Lack Of Progress:
When most people don’t get the results they want or when things don’t go the way they hoped, they immediately look for something to blame and start making excuses. Things like:
“I don’t have time to workout…”
“I have bad genetics…”
“My friends and family don’t support me…”
“I don’t have anyone to go to the gym with me…”
Generally, when people screw up and get off track, it’s always because of someone or something other then themselves. Blame the work schedule, blame the family, or blame the stupid training program that didn’t work.
Most people never even consider the fact that they themselves maybe the reason for their lack of progress. They play the victim and look for something to blame – they always think it’s someone or something outside of their control that is responsible.
Now, I’ll be right up front and honest… yes, some people do have genetic advantages, time schedule advantages, family support, etc. that helps when it comes to working out. However, with that being said… there are also a lot of people who are in a worse situation then you who have still achieved phenomenal results and have built an impressive muscular physique because they made the best of their situation and took responsibility for their own results.
A common trait among successful people is that they take responsibility for what ever happens to them, good or bad. By simply taking responsibility for your results you gain control over your life, and become the creator of circumstance rather than a victim of it.
It all comes down to your mindset. If you feel that you’re responsible for what happens and you don’t like your results, then you can take action and change things. But if feel that you are the victim and “it’s not your fault”, then there is nothing you can do and you are just going to have to settle for poor results and wallow in your own little pity party.