Yeah, we’d be better off sooner, if we are able to avoid the excuses and dive right into taking ownership of our circumstances.
But the fact is that most times, we’re just not ready! And until we’re ready, we make excuses.
Blaming something else, anything else…the weather, the kids, time, the lack of money, resources etc. places us in this emotional cocoon that protections us until we find the courage to break free.
So don’t hate yourself for making excuses but don’t marry yourself to them either.
Recognize that making excuses is an emotional effort to protect and camouflage the fact that right now, you’re afraid.
You know that right now, you don’t have the courage to move forward so you make an excuse. And for this moment it’s ok.
At the very least, making excuses reminds you that the potential for this thing is still alive.
However, when you find yourself making excuses, embrace it. Accept that this is what you’re doing. This is the hardest and most important step in coming out of this false cocoon, keeping you from where you want to be.
The next time you feel like you want to make an excuse, promise yourself that you’ll ask for help instead.
You don’t have to go at this thing alone.