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Focus On The Journey: Excuses

Updated: Jan 5, 2020


Why do we make excuses?

Excuses are something we as humans use all of the time. Sometimes we use them to avoid a problem or task, other times we use them to avoid taking responsibility for something. Either way, excuses are often lies that hold us back from reaching our full potential.


Sometimes excuses can be useful. In the instance where we need to avoid an unsafe situation or a bad decision. Maybe we are trying to stay away from a toxic person in our lives. These are times when excuses can be used for the better.


But most of the time, we are making excuses about something we are afraid of. Maybe you have this big dream of applying for a new job or even running your own company, but you tell yourself "you're not good enough" or "you're not ready". Both of these are just excuses to avoid taking a small risk that, if successful, could better your life!