Hot room confessions

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If you want it bad enough you’ll make it happen

If you want it bad enough you’ll do it. If you don’t want it, you’ll make excuses not to.

I think that applies to many things in our lives. A good friend of mine Denise is going through a strict diet plan right now. One with tons of restrictions beyond just food (activity level, beauty products, etc.). Read her blog about the diet here. 

People hear about her diet and say that it’s not something they could ever do. They couldn’t give up eating this or that. They’ll tell her all about the diets they’ve tried. But,  if they really wanted to lose weight, they would try it. They would give up whatever they think they can’t in order to lose the weight.

People say the same about Bikram. I have friends that go sometimes. They know I go almost everyday and I do like it when friends come with me. When I talk about going they start giving me excuses as to why they haven’t gone. I didn’t even ask them to join me! I get all kinds of excuses- I really need to rest, or happy hour, that time of the month, etc. And you know what I think when they list their excuses? If you really wanted to go to yoga, they would find the time to go. That’s cool that you don’t want to right now. You don’t have to justify it to me.

I’m sure I do this when it comes to things I don’t really want to do. And that’s fine that people do this- we ALL do this.  But we should all realize that the excuses don’t make a difference.

If you want it bad enough you’ll make it happen. If you don’t, you’ll find excuses not to.


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2 thoughts on “If you want it bad enough you’ll make it happen

  1. Amen Sista!!! This is my new mantra, not only in observations of the people around me, but even about myself when I start to make excuses. From now on I’m going to ask myself “how bad do I really want this?” It reminds me of the definition of insanity which everyone has heard….. Doing the same thing over and over again yet expecting different results. I think all of us need to either accept our insanity or make change. We need to stop kidding ourselves and face the reality of our behavior.

  2. Pingback: Yoga would help with that. And that. And that. And that. | Hot room confessions

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