No Excuses for Annual Goals

Most of us use this time of year to set goals for the new year and I wanted to use this very small post to share a personal story about my own excuses and self-sabotage!

Be Aware of Excuses and other Self-Limiting Beliefs!

What do I mean? Allow me to share my personal story with you from last year…

I often have some physical fitness goal as part of my annual goals. However over the last two years, as my discretionary time became more limited, I gave myself easy outs:

  • “family is the priority followed by day job and online job…not working out means I correctly prioritized my work”
  • “I don’t have time to do it all, something has to give”
  • “I can catch up later”
  • “I don’t work on my online business when my kids are awake so I need to make the most of the time they are asleep”

With these limiting beliefs or excuses I didn’t push as hard as I could have to find a solution.

Given my schedule I am not beating myself up too much for not finding a solution sooner.

Typical Schedule:

Priorities – Wife, 2 kids/family, day job and online business…

  • Wake – 6am
  • Leave for Work – 6:15am
  • Home By – 6:00pm (20 min commute)
  • Family Time & House Cleanup – 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Work Online – 8:00pm – 10:45pm
  • Prep for Next Day – 10:45-11:00


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