We are perfect at inventing excuses! I think this is an innate trait, which we love to explore. We find happiness in them.
Students feel a sense of exhilaration when their excuse works to keep them safe from punitive action.
Youngsters take pride in using excuses just for fun! Their adventurous spirit takes them beyond all the responsibilities they have towards themselves and their parents.
We grow up with excuses and don’t even realize that they become our second nature.
When life throws up challenges, should we hide behind the excuses and procrastinate?
There is no magic wand that would lift us out of those situations.
After publishing my third book, I have learnt another profound lesson – we need to own up what we think and do.
We must stop making excuses to ourselves.
I have been hiding behind many excuses to tell myself that my book is not good enough!
I have spent many years looking down upon my own writing, hiding those pieces of papers into drawers so that nobody could read those thoughts.
When somebody told me that I write positive, I told myself… ‘One day I would compile all those pieces of paper into a poetry book but that day dawned only when I stopped making excuses. I didn’t keep waiting for the right time, free time, which never comes ‘free’!
We have to squeeze it into those twenty-four hours that seem so less!
When we tell ourselves – ‘I have no time’ we are just hiding behind our own mismanagement of time. Either we are disorganized or we are not making any effort to plan ahead. Lack of time exists only in our head.
First of all we have to get acquainted with our thoughts because only they can lead us to positive action. Eliminate those thoughts, which encourage you to postpone certain activities.
‘Now or never’ is the most pertinent dictum to follow.
If you want to add few minutes of exercise in your morning routine, reset your alarm.
If you want to sleep early, give up that TV viewing habit after eight!
Determination is the right word to start exercising in the morning.
If you are in a meeting and time seems to fly before finishing your agenda, the culprit is not time, which moves at its normal pace.
Setting goals on day-to-day basis and spelling out the priorities is the hallmark of managing your time appropriately.
When we tell ourselves – ‘I have no money’ we have probably not developed the skill of spending judiciously or we are inept at handling our priorities.
It is a known fact that money is never enough.
Often money is squandered away without the realization that unplanned expenditure leads to such a situation of ‘having no money.’
The unnecessary parties, those special dresses and expensive shoes, which could be worn just once or those extra toys, which may just add to the unattended clutter, frequent eating out at expensive restaurants need to be curtailed in order to channelize money into more fruitful expenses.
When we tell ourselves – ‘I get so tired’ we are just finding an excuse to get rid of any discussion on why certain chores have not been attended to.
When we use our past as an excuse, we are just shifting the blame and not making any contribution to move on. If nobody encouraged you and showed you the right way, you are no longer tied to that. It is your turn to learn the right behavior; it is in your hands to choose your future path. Isn’t it enough that the fetters of past are no longer holding your growth?
Go ahead, grab the opportunities and make the best of them. Put all your heart and soul into what has been your silent dream.
Forget your past, forgive those who denied you your share and live in the present.
When we doubt our success, when we tell ourselves that we may fail, we are just making another excuse to hide behind the unknown fears. The fear of failure was never real. We have been endowed with the capabilities to overcome those fears.
Life never unfolds the way we want, unavoidable cannot be done away with but all aspects of life are not uncontrollable.
We make mistakes, we resist change, we don’t want to step out of our comfort zone
Just because something didn’t work well doesn’t mean we should stop making efforts.
Are there some excuses that have been holding your growth? I am waiting for your answers.
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