Excuses, excuses, excuses

It is so easy to make excuses. We all want to improve in our own way and want to be better but at times staying in your comfort zone is so much easier. The easiest thing to do is to make an excuse and stay where you are. It is easier to make up or exaggerate rather than face blame or defeat.

There will always be a reason why you can’t—maybe you’re ‘not ready,’ maybe it’s ‘not the right time,’ maybe there’s something in your way, or maybe you’re just lying to yourself because you’re afraid. There will always be an explanation for why you can’t do something maybe you are too busy, not prepared, other priorities, got distracted.

Everyone is guilty of making excuses to get outside of doing something. Whether it is putting off making a call, convincing yourself that you are not good enough to apply for that job or putting off the gym until next year (guilty as charged). Never making excuses is nigh on impossible, but what is possible is minimising the amount of excuses that you make.

How to avoid making excuses:

-Break down your goals, approaching a goal all at once can be daunting and makes it seem unrealistic. So why not break it down and celebrate each small win as you reach your long-term goal

– Failure is your friend. If you have failed learn from it, recognise it and move on from it

– Define your priorities and make sure your priorities are aligned with your current goals

There will always be an excuse, so stop making one.

Adam Williams

Technical & Engineering Consultant

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