Ultimate Responsibility. Extreme ownership.
When something goes wrong or isn’t going your way, do you look to find the thing or person responsible for your misfortunes? Do you ever wonder if maybe that person is right there in the mirror looking at you?
Taking ownership for your decisions and actions and not blaming others or circumstances is a trait or learned behavior that most of us struggle to have or adopt. Perhaps you struggle to let go of the excuses. I really struggled to stop blaming others. Now I get it. It’s on me. No matter what, end of the day, it is on me. 100% of the time.
Like all good life lessons, this one crops up in every aspect of our lives.from our relationships at home, in the workplace and with ourselves.
You have to own it. Missing workouts, eating poorly, not getting enough sleep. That’s you. When you’re on track, getting great workouts, eating well and feeling great. That’s also on you.
I get it. Life is busy and difficult. However, the biggest step towards your goals is taking ownership of them. Whether you have to wake up early to workout or you have to meal prep on your day off. Those are your decision and actions. Own them.
So next time you fall off the path towards your health and fitness goals, or anything else, tell yourself tell yourself and the people who care about you that it was your fault but you’re already taking action to correct it.
Just as importantly, next time you achieve a goal, credit yourself. YOU made it happen! Celebrate yourself and acknowledge wins where you find them!
Now, Get After It!