Excuse: a good (sounding) justification

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Thought provoking conversation with women is my jam.  I love talking to women about things that light them up. 

But one thing I am sick and tired of is women making excuses for the things they want in life. 

Let us review.  An excuse is a 

  • release from a duty or requirement;
  • attempt to lessen the blame attaching to a fault;
  • reason or explanation put forward to defend or justify;
  • reason put forward to conceal the real reason for an action

Excuses give us a reason to stall out.  To point fingers at someone or something else.  

They stagnate our process.  They are stealth tactics that our mind uses on us to trip us up.  They keep us right where we are and our mind loves that little, safe place.  

Did you know that excuses and procrastination are the best of friends?  

I'm so motivated to go for a walk today, but this heat is brutal!  (excuse) I can't wait for fall when the weather cools down and I look forward to exercising again. (procrastination)

I really want to organize the garage, but my husband just won't get on board; it's mostly his crap anyways. (excuse) One of these days, I'm just going to back up a dumpster and throw it all way when he's not home. (did you see the procrastination)

We are done with excuses, with the waiting, with taking care of others before taking care of ourselves. 

We are taking responsibility and doing the thing that we've been wanting to do! 

Get the change of environment that you've wanted by acting. Remember, later has arrived. 

You can only act where you are.  

There is never any time but now.  

Jennifer Burnham