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It's a defense mechanism you use in the battle between your positive self-identity and the common challenges of everyday life.
This habit comes down to an inherent need to protect your...
It encourages you to claim your successes and to deflect your failures.
When something good happens, you take the credit, but when something bad happens, you blame it on s...
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When you are comparing yourself to others, you are probably only seeing part of the whole picture.
If you are making an excuse not to try something new, because you are comparing yourself to others who are experts in the field, remember that they were also inexperienced at some stage.
The unknown can be scary, but it may not be a negative thing. Many good things can come from taking a step into the unknown.
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Excuses are rationalizations we make to ourselves about people, events, and circumstances.
They are invented reasons we create to defend our behavior, to postpone taking action or simpl...
We make excuses for the following key reasons:
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An excuse is often masking the real, but hidden reason you're avoiding doing something.
If you catch yourself making an excuse, ask yourself if it is true, to discover what lies behind the ex...
At the end of each day, take a few minutes to look back on the excuses made that day, and try to figure out why you made them.
Look for better ways to approach them.
Surround yourself with people who will hold you responsible for your excuses.
Find someone who will check in on you each day to ensure you met your goals.