Excuses

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
– George Washington

Why do we make an excuse? Is that really bad?

Most often, it is. Every failure, every lost opportunity, brings in a growth retardant – self-doubt. When self-doubt enters our life, esp. when so much seems at stake, we start making excuses for two reasons:

➟ First, excuses make it easier to live with our failed expectations.

➟ Second, if we fail in a new trial, we already have a reason in hand.

The most common excuse which we come up with is the lack of time. We miss opportunities not because of lacking time but by misperceiving time. To support our arguments, the handiest tools are the modals of lost opportunity. If you’re wondering what they are, here’s the list – should have, would have, could have. It’s time to get in a pact with ‘time’ that no time is just right to eliminate these modals from our dictionary and find the opposites of such excuses that keep us stuck without any progress.

Uncertainty is quite common. But still, commit yourself towards your desired goal or the long-postponed activity you have in mind and, gradually freed yourself from the chain of excuses and self-doubts.

Nothing is more expensive than a missed oppurtunity.
– H. Jackson Brown

Trust the proactive process and start building excuse-free habits!

Cheers!


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31 Comments Add yours

  1. A very insightful read!

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    1. Anisha says:

      Glad to know you think so. Thanks a lot!

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  2. Ishita Gupta says:

    Wonderful post Anisha!! Excuses are kind of an escape mechanism, aren’t they? And we all love to use them😂 But we need to understand that making excuses won’t help us in the long term, and even in the short term for that matter. Amazing👍🏻

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    1. Anisha says:

      Indeed, we use them often as escape mechanisms and I completely agree with your standpoint. It’s essential to get rid of them.

      Thank you, Ishita! 😊

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      1. Ishita Gupta says:

        Most welcome dear♥️💕

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  3. Well articulated post Anisha 👍🏻

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thank you, Mam!

      Like

    1. Anisha says:

      Thank you! ☺

      Like

      1. 🙋‍♂️🌷🙏

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  4. Era says:

    Great post, Anisha 😃😃

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anisha says:

      Thank you, Era! 🙂

      Like

  5. judeitakali says:

    This is a beautiful post. So helpful

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    1. Anisha says:

      I’m glad you liked it. Thank you, Jude!

      Like

      1. judeitakali says:

        My pleasure 🌼

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  6. madhav22 says:

    Nice writing 👍

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thank you very much!

      Like

  7. Amazing post 👌❤️

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks a ton, Phoenix! ❤

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      1. You’re very welcome Anisha! 💕
        Hope you’re doing alright?

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        1. Anisha says:

          I’m good. Thanks! And how are you? 🙂

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          1. That’s great to hear.
            I’m doing well, thank you very much! 🙂

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  8. asthaisha says:

    👌👌❣️❣️

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thank you! ❣

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  9. Prashantt says:

    Powerful & thought provoking topic. Excuses are among most common things in present world and morever like our basic needs (As far as I thought & seen). We used to make excuses in a second for making easy escape routes from any & every situation in our lives.
    Great insightful writeup. Your article made me do some mental exercise during lockdown scenario😋
    Keep writing!📝👌😇

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    1. Anisha says:

      Indeed, excuses have a lot of influence in the present times. But, they’re quite too dangerous to be carried along in the long run.

      Thank you very much! I’m glad that you found the article thought provoking.☺

      Like

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