Yesterday I was surrounded by excuses. Almost everyone I talked to had an excuse for not doing something they knew needed to be done. What was even worse is that some were proud of their excuse. Like somehow it made everything ok. Some told me excuses and paused dramatically for me to offer sympathy. I didn’t, I couldn’t. I just nodded and put my gaze on the next person headed my way. Some excuses were good, creative, well thought out. But in the end they were all excuses. Lies. Lies that were told to justify their behavior.
For a couple minutes I sat there judging them. Then I realized I have my own set of excuses. My own lies that have justified me not completing my degree, pursuing my dreams, accomplishing my goals, and heck even waking up on time. I realized that we all have these lies that we use as a security blankets. We use these excuses to protect us from the unknown, from pain, and from discomfort. Yet our security blanket is smothering us. It is cutting off the light and we are blindly fumbling through life. Smothered. Protected. Lifeless.
I can no longer let my fear, my lies, my security blanket lead my life. I must expose my excuses, my lies for what they really are and start focusing on the truth. I can and I will do more. There really is no excuse or lie keeping me from my goals. It’s just me.
Excuses are nothing more than lies your fears have told you.