Stop Using Genetics As An Excuse
Many people use genetics as an excuse to justify why they can’t complete or achieve something.
Even if it were true, it is still a limiting belief, which prevents you from living to the peak of your potential.
Beliefs such as “I am big-boned”, or “I can eat anything and not gain weight” are myths developed from an incorrect analysis of your own behaviour and habits.
This state of mind is self-destructive, which can be applied to almost any other facet of life. Notably our physical and mental health, as well as our approach to our relationships and working life.
For example, regardless of how unattractive you are led to believe you are, there are still millions of people out there who would be very inclined to date you.
You are creating your own obstacles to success
Overtime you’ll to convince yourself that it is impossible to achieve a goal or ambition because you lack: X, Y or Z.
By further manifesting this thought into your belief system, you’ll start to admit that the ‘problem’ you have, is the way it’s meant to be and thinking in this may lead to learned-helplessness and depression.
Don’t Be That Guy
Claiming that your ‘poor genetics’ is the reason for your lack of success, is a self-inflicted belief which lowers your self-esteem and prevents you from making positive changes in your life.
- Don’t be the person who says they weren’t born with the mathematical mind to learn basic budgeting skills which help you keep your finances in check
- Don’t be the person who says losing or gaining weight is impossible, when they haven’t stuck to a proven plan for permanent weight loss or weight gain
- Don’t be the person who says “my father is big, my mother is big, and so are my younger siblings, therefore we must have the ‘fat gene’.”
Instead, focus on being the person who wants to change their life without searching for external reasons or factors to motivate them into doing so.
The Goal Is Happiness
The message I’m trying to convey is that genetics play a very small part of your success or failure in any area of your life. So in turn, treat it as such.
For me, I’m at my happiest when I’m focusing on things I can change, rather than those that I cannot.
I have a finite amount of time and energy to do what I love each day on this glowing, blue ball of matter.
So I’d rather use that time and energy to change what I can.
As per the equation of happiness, if what I’m doing doesn’t keep me engaged, fails to provide real meaning to my life, and prevents me from deriving pleasure from it – then I’m effectively wasting my time which could be better spent on other things and other people.