Look, I can play the blame game with the best of them. I’m quite diplomatic and and eloquent with my excuses. And I’ve got an excellent set of lungs for whining.
The reality is, there will always be a million excuses why you’re not doing what you wish you were doing, but there are very few valid reasons. The way I see it, excuses are ways of “excusing” ourselves from something. Reasons, on the other hand, are choices that we make and priorities that we set. Some may call it semantics, but these subtle differences have a huge impact on our mindset, which let’s face it, shapes our lives.
What’s especially crazy is that we make excuses to ourselves even about why we don’t do things that we want to be doing! Laziness, feeling like it’s too hard/not knowing where to start, maybe feeling hopeless… these are reasons we tell ourselves
lies excuses about why we can’t do something – the problem is that we actually start believing it, and start thinking of ourselves as victims.
It’s vital that you are able to distinguish between an excuse and a reason. Your life will begin to change dramatically when you get honest with yourself about this.