1/20/15 - Need to Justify? Stop it!
Do you know that feeling when your actions are “justified?” It feels good, right? In that way, everyone wants to justify why things deviate from the plan. They’ll say, “Man, I totally was going to do that thing that I said I was going to do, but you wouldn’t believe what happened…”
Here’s the tricky thing, though. Sometimes things are justified. You said you’d be somewhere at 11AM and you cancelled because a Cessna crashed into your house. I think that’s justified. But, what about when you cancel because Obama is in town and traffic was “like you could’t believe?” Is that justified?
I guess you’d have to be the judge. The trouble is you’re dancing with the devil if you’re the guy or girl that there’s always something. There’s always a reason or a story. Chances are, if you’re that guy, the judges aren’t all giving you a perfect ten in the “Justified” category.
Whether it is work, training, nutrition, relationships, or pick-up-basketball, don’t be the guy with a damn reason why you screwed up. Leave no doubt and show up.