No ifs, ands, or buts. As Nike says – Just do it. The phrase is at least over 150 years old, as it has been used in various works during the 1800s. For instance, the expression was written in the New York Daily Times newspaper from the year 1854: “No ifs or ands or buts about it.”
One thing I’ve observed from my following different diets is the questions people have about the diet. Yes, there are legitimate questions like what I can substitute for fish (I hate fish). But there are always those who add the “ifs, ands or buts.” I don’t like such and such so can I substitute this and that. Excuses are usually formed from these three words. Would it be okay if I start next Month? Can I have coffee and cream? But I can’t do push ups.
This is basically another way to say, stick to the plan. It means without excuses or doubts. When they take away from your success, they are bad. If they add to your success by clarification, they are good. The chances they are bad are greater than they are good. So it’s best if there are no “ifs, ands, or buts.”
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