What’s your Excuse?

Not enough time. Not enough money. I’m too shy. I’m too busy. Not enough help. Not enough talent.

There’s an excuse for everything.

You can tell yourself whatever you want to ensure an absence of guilt for not doing something in regards to anything.

(Whoa, that previous sentence included a lot of generalizations.)

You fill in the blanks:

_________ needs to get done, and ___________ is your excuse for not doing it.

Time to rethink those excuses and re-prioritize.

Saying you don’t have time for something is admitting that it’s not a priority.

Write your priorities down in order from most important to least important.

Now, think about your daily activities and see how they line up with the list you just wrote. If “good health” is one of your priorities, but you don’t have time to eat lots of vegetables or get exercise, then it’s not really a priority. If running a successful business is one of your biggest goals, but you don’t have time to market your products, then the success of your business isn’t really a priority.

What are you spending a lot of time / money / energy on that doesn’t fit within your list of priorities? (Time spent on Facebook perhaps? How about money spent on non-necessities, like ANOTHER pair of shoes?) By recognizing these things, we eliminate the legitimacy of our excuses.

So… what’s your excuse?

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5 thoughts on “What’s your Excuse?

  1. Heather July 12, 2012 at 9:06 am Reply

    Summer is my lazy time of year, I totally admit it and let myself get away with it because I work my butt off during the not so nice times of the year. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it lol ;)

  2. SaturdaySequins July 13, 2012 at 1:08 pm Reply

    My excuse is usually that I’m scared. The thing is, fear is just an emotion, and it’s absolutely possible to do things while feeling afraid — or even terrified!

    • MegansBeadedDesigns July 16, 2012 at 3:45 pm Reply

      This is often my excuse too… especially when it comes to approaching others for help, networking, or locating places to sell. Generally, it’s all in your head, and even some rejection can be good for us along the road to success anyways. We’ll never know until we try!

  3. elsielight July 31, 2012 at 11:48 am Reply

    Well said! Thanks for giving me this encouragement to reexamine what I do.

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