FOLLOW Common types of excuses Lies: This is one of the worst types of excuses—a straight-up lie. Self-handicapping excuses: Such as “I don’t have the skills to do that”, or “ That’s not my job.” Blame-shifting excuses: Instead of putting the blame on your lack of abilities, you accuse external factors for your missteps or lack of performance.
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FOLLOW Are You Living a Life of Endless Excuses? Here's How to Stop!
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. - Benjamin Franklin Do you ever catch yourself making excuses when things don't entirely go your way? Have you ever neglected taking responsibility for the events and circumstances of your life?
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...
The Fear Trap
We make excuses for the following key reasons:
Fear of Failure Fear of Embarrassment Fear of Success Fear of Change Fear of Uncertainty Fear of Responsibility Fear of Making Mistakes Perceived lack of confidence or resources
To successfully eliminate excuses we must first consider removing all traces of
. Fear paralyzes us and prevents forward movement in all areas of our lives.
'There’s just not enough time' This excuse means a lack of desire, focus, discipline, and direction. It suggests the wrong priorities or time management problems. It could also indicate laziness or procrastination. FOLLOW 13 Steps to Stop Making Excuses and Get Results in Your Life
Did you give in to that leftover piece of cake that was left at the office?Or did you say 'no' to the last favor that was asked of you because you had 'something else' going on?As humans, we are fantastic at picking from a wide range of excuses to limit our capabilities.
People use excuses to rationalize their actions regarding their circumstances, their actions toward other people, and regarding certain events. It is also one of the primary reasons why people are ...
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.
Stop fearing the unknown
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.
FOLLOW 3 Ways I've Trained Myself To Avoid Making Excuses
One of the most important moments of my business life was when I realized just how many excuses I was making on a daily basis. Each day thoughts such as "Working out is too grueling, I'll just skip it" or "I'll never get this job, so why should I even apply?"
Ask "Is This True?"
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...
Reflect On Your Excuses
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.
Find People To Call You Out
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.
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