How To Stop Making Excuses

March 25, 2017 1 Comments

Do you ever catch yourself making excuses when things don’t turn out as you had anticipated? Have you at any point disregarded assuming liability for the occasions and conditions of your life? Or, then again have you at any point attempted to clarify away why you didn’t, shouldn’t or basically would%titlen’t accomplish something? These are all inconspicuous signs that show you are carrying on with an existence of reasons, which keep you from living to your maximum capacity.

So, What Exactly Are Excuses? They are imagined reasons we make to safeguard our conduct, to disregard making a specific sort of move, or just as a methods for nullifying duty. Reasons are fundamentally a method for putting reprimand of an internal problem on an external condition.

Everybody is blameworthy of rationalizing, and I realize that individuals will keep on making them until they understand that reasons are just quite that…excuses.

Consider the last time you said “That won’t work for me since (input your reason).” I can think of a million excuses that people tend to make, but that would take forever….I hear a great deal of explanations behind why a person can’t spare cash, pay off debt, carry on with the life they need, achieve retirement, etc. I am guilty of this, but I have learned to stop making excuses because they don’t benefit me in anyway.

So, my question for you is, why do we make those excuses? Do they make you feel better about yourself? Do they help you accomplish your goals? Are they helping you live the life you want? There are many legitimate reasons why people make excuses, but there are many people who are making excuses for why they can’t achieve their goal or why their life if bad. According to the article by Adam Sicinski, “In fact everyone has different reasons for making them. However, when it boils down to it, we only make excuses for the following main reasons:”

When looking over the following reasons, one thing you notice is the word fear. Fear can be detrimental to our lives. In order to eliminate excuses, we must first look at eliminating all traces of fear. Fear traps and bolts us away within our comfort zone. Yet fear often develops as a result of a lack of understanding, information, resources, experience or perspective. These reasons lead to a lack of confidence and as a result will lead to failure in achieving your goals and cause you to make excuses to help boost your self-esteem. You have to learn to overcome your fears and get outside of your comfort zone. Being uncomfortable will lead you to success.

Moreover, the problem with excuses is this negative behavior pattern can hold you back, which implies that you may never reach your life objectives. Excuses prevent you from living the life you’ve imagined. You’re giving up before you’ve even begun. To achieve your objectives and get what you need, you’ll need to buckle down and quit rationalizing. Nobody has a flawless life, so it’s a waste to rationalize why something is unimaginable for you.

Now, trust me, I know how easy it is to make excuses I have made plenty of them. However, I stopped making excuses for everything and it has significantly changed my life. It has changed my outlook on life and my overall mindset.

So, I wanted to share with you a couple of points on excuses:

  1. Making excuses won’t fix your problems.
    • You have to take control of every situation you are faced with and accept your mistakes. You are going to make mistakes along the way but making excuses for them won’t fix your problems, they will only make them worse. We make mistakes to only learn from them. Figure out some ways to change things for the better.
  2. Making excuses only waste time.
    • By making excuses for everything you are wasting time. Think about it like this. You are slammed with work and you are dreading it, so you make excuses as to why you can’t complete the work on time. Have you ever thought that making excuses about how much work you have will only waste time and put you more behind? Stop finding reasons why you can’t do something and instead, use your time to plan what you want out of life.
    • This seems to be a popular one. Everyone is unique in their own ways, no two people are exactly alike. Sure, you may not be able to real a goal as quickly as someone else or you may not do as good as someone else on a certain task but that doesn’t mean everything is impossible for you. Instead of comparing your path to those around you, you should focus on what you can do to make your dream a reality.
  4. If you really want something, you’ll figure out how to make it happen.
    • Having said that, you can have whatever you want, it’s just going to require hard work and determination. You can’t make excuses for why you can’t have something. Excuses won’t help you get there, they only hinder you. Yeah, certain things will be harder than others and there might be setbacks, but it’s only impossible if you quit before you get there.
    • If you don’t believe in yourself then you are going to have a hard time in life. You have to take control of your life and believe in yourself and stop with the nonsense excuses in order to be successful. Believing in yourself is number one and only you can make that happen. Sure, other people can believe in you, but if you don’t change your mindset to believe in yourself then it will be difficult.

Lauren Horrell

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    Susan Blackwelder

    March 27, 2017

    Love this article. How easy it is to find what seems to us to be a very reasonable excuse for doing or not doing a task –or making a change in our lives that’s desperately needed….not only for our good but for others…,,