Excuses are like assholes; everyone has one. “I can’t go to the gym because I just don’t have time.”, “I can’t find a job because no one is hiring.” That’s B.S. because you and I both know, you don’t go to the gym because you don’t want to. You can’t find a job because you chose to sit on your butt in front of the TV all day every day. The only reason we make excuses is to make ourselves feel better about our performance or lack thereof. Trust me I know what I am saying. When I look back at all the times, I have made an excuse it’s been to make myself feel less disappointed or guilty about what I did or didn’t do.
Developing this habit of making excuses is extremely dangerous. You not only ruin your chances of success, but you also fail at taking responsibility for the outcome, you lose respect, and people will not take you seriously, especially when your go-to excuse is blaming other people for your shortcomings. When I became 100% independent of my family after high school, I had to make all the decisions. I had to find a place to live; I had to find a job and pay the bills etc. I couldn’t blame anyone else for where I fell short because I didn’t have anyone to blame for the DECISIONS THAT I MADE. I hate excuses because no matter what anyone says or does you are responsible for the decisions you make. If you didn’t go to the gym, it’s because you chose not to. If you aren’t eating healthier, it’s because you decided to make McDonald’s a major part of your diet instead of more healthy meals.
If you are tired of getting in your way and ready to start being successful, then take responsibility and STOP MAKING EXCUSES. Now, no one is perfect. It will be a hard habit to break, but it is possible.
I know we make excuses to protect ourselves from shame and to shift focus from ourselves onto something else, but tell me all the successful people who spend their time making excuses. Go ahead I’ll wait……………. Exactly not one.SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DON’T MAKE EXCUSEs.