“Becoming aware of how you justify your actions will help you produce the results you want.”
This in-between-seasons (“tweener”) Mind Bullet episode was inspired by last week’s episode on Self-Mastery as we dive into the idea of justifying our behavior.
We learned last week that “Habit is the most imperious of all masters,” meaning it will dominate our lives, with or without our permission. The beauty is, we have the option of directing and guiding those habits, and this self-mastery is a lifelong process.
This leads right into today’s topic, which we first touched on in Season Two’s episode, “Humans Are Justifying Creatures.”
As justifying creatures, when we veer off course with our choices or behavior, we find a way to justify it. Breaking a diet? Well, it was a friend’s birthday party, what could I do? Not exercising as you planned? It’s raining out!
No one wants to feel bad about themselves, so when we hit a challenge, give in to temptation, or make a mistake, it’s easy to assign blame and make excuses.
We all do this. The important thing is to become aware of justifying your behavior and choices. Listen to yourself as you spin your story. How many justifications are you making every day, particularly when it comes to sabotaging positive new habits and behaviors?
Listen in for more on justifying your behavior, becoming aware of the stories you create, and realizing how these justifications can derail you as you work toward your goals.
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