Sometimes we need tough love to ditch our excuses, stop procrastinating and take action.

I emailed a friend a draft version of one of my posts recently, hoping to get her opinion on the piece.

After speaking to her, I got the impression that she thought my words were a little harsh.

After rereading the draft, I decided to delete some wording (which is the purpose of a draft after all), but my friend’s comment got me thinking.

Whilst I don’t want to come across as harsh or preachy, there are times when what we all need (including me!) is tough love.

We need to face some hard truths.

We need to understand that the way to move forward is through self-discipline. 

We need to understand that sometimes the only way to get the job done is to get in and do the work.

No amount of excuses will alter that fact.

We need to be accountable and not let ourselves off the hook for not doing what we know needs to be done. We need to take responsibility for ourselves and for our actions (or lack thereof).

A good (albeit gentle) kick can do wonders to shake loose our endless reasons for putting things off, not following through, or not finishing.

The tough love lowdown is this.

We can’t keep making excuses for ourselves and expect to achieve our goals. We can’t expect to achieve extraordinary results if we slack off and give in to our excuses or give up the first time we hit a setback.

I’m not saying it’s always easy, just that sometimes it’s necessary. Sometimes a little tough love is exactly what we need to move forward.

What extraordinary things do you want to achieve?

More importantly what actions are you prepared to take right now to make them happen?

If you enjoyed this post, please share it with your friends. Share the tough love, we all need a reminder now and then.

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