Monday, 11 January 2016

Excuses excuses

We all make excuses, for all sorts of reasons.

Sometimes it is because we are scared or because we do not want to fail.

At other times, it is simply because we do not want to do it.

When we make an excuse, we should always think about why we are doing it.

It is valid to get out of doing this activity?

Sometimes we make excuses for things that we know deep down that we should be doing.

In this case we really out to think carefully about opting out.

At other times a friend or loved one will ask us to do something that we don't want to do, so we make excuses as to why we cannot do it.

Often this will lead to bad feeling because the other person knows that we are just making excuses.

Or the person will pester and pester until you give in and begrudgingly do it.

In this scenario, the best thing to do is to be honest - say that you don't want to do it. Be clear, be concise and stick to your guns. It is fairer to everyone, and everyone knows where they stand.

So before you make that excuse, think about your reasons. Are they valid, should you be making them, or should you just get on and do it because you have to.

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