It had been a full week and I'd wanted to come in here to write but I kept making excuses.  Here’s where I was at . . .

I'm pretty sure that it goes back to that fear that I talked about in the opening post.  Fear of what exactly, I'm not sure yet.  So it's time for some self-evaluation.

See, that's the thing that so many of us fail to do on a regular basis.  We drone on with good intentions but little action.  How many times have you said, "I know what I need to do, I just need to do it"?  Me?  All the time!

And we have become so good at justifying our actions, or lack of action, that we don't even realize that we're making excuses.  Here's what I'm talking about . . .

This past week has been a rough one!  There have been several deaths in and around our framily (what we call our close group of friends) and my boyfriend ended up traveling to New Jersey for the funeral services for one of those.  I decided that it would be a good time for me to take a few days to do one of my favorite nutritional reset programs because it wouldn't disturb our normal routine with him being out of town.  I did, and achieved great results but that's not the point.  So he was out of town, I was hyper-focused on nutrition, spent a bunch of my evening time cleaning and doing laundry and instead of spending extra time on my coaching business, I watched a few movies because I told myself that I was just too tired and deserved the "me" time.  What I should have been doing was turning my down time into up time but I justified it away.

At the same time, work was trying (to say the least) and I was exhausted and stressed out.  That caused an argument as I was on my way to the airport to pick him up which lead to a rough evening and me wanting to focus on making things right with us instead of business.  A solid choice.  But another day not working on the business just the same.  He got sick the next day so that threw things off again and then it was back to my 9-5 where things are changing rapidly so it was go-go-go time.

And here we are, a full week later, and I'm just getting to sitting down to write now.

While some of the choices that I made that kept me from focusing on business I stand by, even in hindsight, I can clearly see that some of them were complete BS excuses but at the time, I was easily able to justify those choices to myself.

And I do that frequently.  Do you?

Whether you're trying to get ahead at work, further your education, improve your relationship, stick to a fitness routine routine, be a better friend, focus on nutrition, get involved in your church and/or community, write a book . . . it takes constant self-evaluation to stay on track.  And it takes being truly honest with yourself!

And sometimes it takes finding an accountability partner.  Take a peek at wholeinone.org and if I can help in any way, let's chat!  And if just staying tuned in here helps, let me know that too!

Here for you!  ~ Jes