Excuses Weigh Heavier

Excuses Weigh Heavier

Victor Hernandez, Brunswick Forest

I have a story to share with you. And, although this story is geared toward people in their 50s and older (like me), the message within applies to anyone who has ever allowed self-limiting beliefs to hold them back in life.

Now, you’re likely saying to yourself, “What are self-limiting beliefs?”

They are self-inflicted doubts – and more often than not, excuses we tell ourselves – that keep us from pursuing goals we believe we can’t accomplish.

Or too old to accomplish.

It can be tied to health and fitness, or all aspects of our lives. But as we age, and we view ourselves on the back nine of life instead of embracing the possibilities that lie ahead, we limit the goals we set for ourselves – if we set any at all.

I did that for years. I talked a good game, but rarely followed through on all that talk. Now, I’m a firm believer in how we do one thing is how we do everything.

And when I gained control of my health and fitness, and in turn gained confidence in myself, I realized there was no limit to what I could accomplish.

Which is why, at age 47, I left the sports journalism industry after 26 years to make a complete 180-degree pivot into the health and fitness world, and into the world of entrepreneurship. Now, I’m 51 and excited about what lies ahead, because in my mind the best years are ahead of me.

Need a bit more convincing? There’s Colonel Sanders, who reportedly founded the Kentucky Fried Chicken chain at 62…as well as Morgan Freeman and Samuel L. Jackson, who didn’t make it big in the film industry until after turning 40.

It’s never too late to pursue – and achieve – your goals, no matter how lofty they may seem. And what better time to get started then right now, with 2022 drawing to a close and 2023 approaching fast.

Want to make the new year the best year ever? There’s no big secret.

Set your goals. Believe you can achieve them. Make them happen. And if you need help laying out the best plan of action, I’m here to help.

Contact me at 814.504.7774 or by email at [email protected] to get started. You can also get more information on my website at fernandesfit.com.