The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.
— Quote attributed to Ayn Rand
My natural tendency is to blame my lack of action and follow-through on someone or something else.
- If only my boss realized how valuable I am, then I’d surely get that raise
- If only my spouse would encourage me, I could lose that extra weight
- If only my work hours were different, I could get plenty of exercise every day
The list goes on and on and on, always beginning with “If only…”
Only one person stands in your way
Ayn Rand said she can do what she wants, but there’s one thing she missed. Someone can stop her, and it’s the same person for us all.
The only person who can really stop me is ME.
My life is a result of MY decisions. To declare otherwise is to render myself powerless.
If I have to wait until YOU decide to let me lose weight, or get to the gym, or earn more money… I could be waiting a long, long time.
Once we squarely and unconditionally accept total responsibility for our lives, amazing things can happen.
Excuses disappear and reality sets it. I CAN do this. It’s entirely up to me.
Come on down to the gym. Let’s talk about it.
Together, we can do a whole lot more than either of us can do alone.
— Thank you to Roadturn.com for this reminder.