A guest post by Toby Morrison – Health and Fitness Coach
So I was out for dinner with a friend last night.
We were on a man date (when two mates catch up for dinner and talk a little crap). We were sitting there eating our food when a beautiful lady walked by (in a man’s rating system she was a 10 out of 10). My friend was attracted to her straight away. I urged him to go and chat to her.
Friend said: But I am wearing my op-shop jumper, she will laugh.
My response: That’s a great talking point, ask her if she likes it and if not what would suit him better. Girls love to laugh.
Friend: Nah but I’m not drunk.
My response: Good because you’re a dickhead in front of girls when your drunk. So go and talk to her because your not drunk and you will make sense right now…
Friend: Nup. She’s wayyyyy to hot for me.
My response: If I were a girl I think you’re a bloody good catch. Your good looking (men are allowed to judge other men’s looks right), athletic, probably one of the smartest guys in the room with an enter score of 99.7 and two degrees under your belt. And you’re a good guy. Stop making excuses and go and talk to her.
Friend: Nup, no way.
End of man date. And end of the possibility to take the 10 out of 10 on a date too.
So my response to all this excuses making.
We can make an excuse on whether or not we do or do not do something. Whether it be talking to a stranger or applying for the best job in the world or starting your own business. The thoughts we think determine the choices we make and reflect the outcome. This story was not about my friend trying to chat up a girl. It was to point out the different outcomes a thought can produce. Try thinking differently and see if it gives you a different result.
Photo via Secondhand Sandwich
Toby Morrison is a Health and Fitness Coach who helps people overcome chronic fatigue syndrome find out more at www.cfshealthcentre.com.au
Are excuses holding you back? How did you overcome making excuses and start making positive changes?