Have you ever stopped to think about all those times you have said “I am to tired to do...”, “Only if … would happen...”, “I am to hot and cant focus...”, “The kids are driving me crazy I will do that later” these are all examples of excuses and how often do later actually come.
Did you know an excuse is just something you tell yourself so that you feel better about something you did not get done. They are also a “reason” so you don't feel bad about it and you don't have to worry about friends and others around you looking at you differently for not getting what ever it was done.
Excuses are explanations, vindications, theories, hypothesis or alibis put forward so as to cover up failure and not look bad .if you settle for excuses and it becomes a habit, you develop the failure. The more you choose to make excuses, the more you become open to failure in life. Successful people have overcome this bad habit. Unsuccessful people are full of excuses and the habits put them permanently in a defensive stand of powerlessness. Successful people make no excuses and accept none. This stand brings about enlightenment, motivation, power and a sense of control over ones destiny. (borrowed from http://hubpages.com/hub/Overcoming---Excuses)
Don't get me wrong I am by no means perfect, in fact quit the reverse. I am the king of excuses and maybe I am hoping by writing this post I will find the strength to change my ways. I have come to realize that my past failures are influencing my chooses today, and my big imagination that drives is also serving to help me make excuses.
Here is something I am trying to stop making excuses and generate more action so that I also generate more results. I am writing down the excuses I use constantly along with what I could have done differently. I am hoping if nothing else the shear size of this list will shock me. Also I need to keep in mind that everything I do and don't do is my choose and where I end up is directly proportional to the chooses I make.
It is time to end the madness and just get things done!
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An Excuses Is....@Paula Hrbacek
When I was in charge of Cub Scout Summer Day Camp, I heard every excuse in the book. I started telling people that I would only accept an excuse if it was better than mine. Two people topped me; a lady who was 8 months pregnant, and a woman with a broken leg. To everyone else, I said "see you there."