To be honest means you live with integrity and you are going to be one step ahead of the liars.
Sometimes I just don’t get people.
Maybe it’s more than sometimes…
So the other day I’m driving home from somewhere. My phone rings and I see that it is someone that is an old fitness client of mine whom I hadn’t spoken to in a long time. She got right to the point of why she called.
She called to invite me to a business opportunity meeting.
Now this blog is not about the right and the wrong way to get people involved with your opportunity. I am ALL FOR direct sales and a business opportunity. It’s just that I already have one that I absolutely love and that pays me well. I wouldn’t look at any other ever in a million years.
That’s not the point.
The point is that while I was talking to her I was thinking of how I was going to tell her that I couldn’t come to her party.
100% honesty. The beach. We were talking the kids to the beach and we just weren’t going to be around. That would have been a clear lie and totally dishonest. What other excuse could I make up…? Hmmm….
When she got done with her invite this is what I said, “Thank you for the invite. I am honored that you thought of us but I am not interested. I am happy with what we are doing and I have no desire to look at anything else. So have you been? Keeping busy?”
She understood and that was the end of it.
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Lies, lies and lies.
I really don’t know why people lie to get out of things. Why not be honest?
In fitness I see it SO OFTEN.
So why did you stop going to the gym? “OMG, life got in the way….I got so busy…. the kids went back to school….the kids weren’t in school….” BLAH, BLAH, BLAH…..
We just don’t want to the tell the truth.
“I gave up…. I quit….I didn’t have the will power….my purpose wasn’t strong enough….”
My message today is simple. Have the courage to define your reality. Have the courage to say, “I quit because I didn’t make it important enough. I quit because of me. I quit because I simply gave up. I quit and I am ashamed of myself for that. I need to become a better person and I am GOING TO TRY AGAIN.”
Admitting that we failed at something is hard. Sometimes though it is ok to say, “It just wasn’t for me.” There doesn’t have to be a reason.
Just don’t lie or say something stupid. You didn’t quit because you didn’t like the music. Face the truth and you will feel better about yourself.
Did you get value out of this short message today? I hope so.
Getting fit and being healthy can be hard. Lying and making excuses won’t make it easier.
Tell the truth and you are one step closer to a fit life.
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