“It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is best from the top.”

~ Arnold Bennett

Here we are at the start of another year! How would you like this one to play out?

Look up. Look waaaay up. The best view is from the top, so craft goals that’ll scare you and stretch you just a bit AND bring success, health, and happiness your way.

Talk about igniting high performance!

Yes, those bigger goals will require bigger effort, but you’ve got time, especially if you side-step the excuses. Set the goal, do the freakin’ work. That’s it. See you at the top!

Watch this absolutely CLASSIC video, or read the transcript that follows (but the video is waaaay better), and let me know which excuses you’ll set aside this year.

I don’t have enough time.

I’ve got too many other things I need to do.

I need to eat first.

I just ate.

I have no energy.

My back hurts. My foot hurts. My shoulder hurts. My finger hurts.

I’ve got about a gazillion other things I’d rather do.

I need coffee. I need to wash my hair. I have to wash my car. I need to wash the dog.

Why so much pressure?

Too warm, too cold, when hell freezes over, soon, tomorrow, next week, next month, next year…

How about never? Is never good enough for you?

I tried it once. I won’t like it. Don’t like it. I know I will hate it.

I’m too tired. It scares me. I’m not smart enough. I don’t have the right outfit.

I’ll get to it on Monday. I don’t like Mondays. I hate Mondays!

I can’t, I’m an Aries.

It’s not me, it’s you.

No motivation. resolutions don’t work.

I don’t have the time. Too tall. Too late. Me?

Seriously! Never.


STOP! Are you going to let those same tired excuses keep following you through another year? What do you really want for yourself: better health, weight loss, a happier relationship, career growth? It’s yours for the taking. So this year, resolve to do it differently. Leave those excuses behind and make this YOUR year.

Believing you can. It’s just one more way for you to get Energy Now!

Until next time I’m Michelle Cederberg reminding you that to Ignite High Performance, the excuses have got to go! You got this!

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Michelle Cederberg, Hall of Fame Speaker, Coach & Author

High Performance Optimizer

Energizing people and organizations to ignite their best performance and productivity

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