Excusitis is a disease. It’s becoming a pandemic, and I’m guessing you’ve probably never heard of it. That’s because it is a socially acceptable disease. It is the disease of constantly making excuses and it is a self growth killer.
I was busy.
I couldn’t get out of bed.
I was stuck in traffic
I’ll do it tomorrow.
I don’t feel like it.
I have a headache.
You probably have a go to list of your own.
I come down with a case of excusitis.
My Excuse: I deserve a break. I ‘work’ so hard growing that I feel like I need a break, and sometimes it’s deserved, but sometimes it’s just an excuse to do nothing.
If you(we) are going to grow as a person, you HAVE to limit the amount of excuses in your life. You can’t grow and have excuses. You can explain everything away and everyone else may believe you, but you can’t lie to yourself. You know it’s an excuse, no matter how hard you try to fool yourself.
I say it all the time: It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. You KNOW you’re making an excuse, and you lose a little bit of your integrity with every excuse you accept.
Try this. Make a small promise to yourself, and keep it. NO MATTER WHAT, Keep it. You will increase your integrity and you will feel a billion times better about yourself. And just repeat that process over and over, day after day, and you will be well on your path of self growth.
Note:You’re going to slip sometimes, it’s inevitable, sometimes we have bad days. Shake it off. Get back up. No big deal, just keep going forward. Don’t quit because you mess up once. Don’t make you having a bad day an excuse.
Realize it was a bad day, everyone has them, and get moving again. Don’t use having a bad day as an excuse to quit growing.
Excusitis is a disease, and the cure is to make a promise and keep it. You have to see the symptoms, and take immediate action to fix it. The longer you have had this disease the tougher it will be to get out of your system, but you can do it. I believe in you. Fight through the excuses. Start small, and build your integrity day by day.