Excuses are rationalizations we make to ourselves about people, events, and circumstances. They are invented reasons we create to defend our behavior, to postpone taking action, or simply as a means of neglecting responsibility.

Excuses are mainly a means of placing the blame of an internal problem on an external condition.

Here are some reasons we make excuses:

  • Fear of Failure.

  • Fear of Embarrassment.

  • Fear of Success.

  • Fear of Change.

  • Fear of Uncertainty.

  • Fear of Responsibility.

Fear allows us to maintain in our comfort zone. However, for the most part, fear is very much misunderstood.

Our fears typically emerge due to a lack of understanding, information, resources, experience, or perspective.

If for any reason, you lack in these areas, you will naturally struggle with self-confidence. As a result, you might fail to take the necessary actions that could help move your goals forward. You will tend to make excuses for your life and circumstances in a feeble attempt to help your self-esteem. However, all you’re really doing is creating the illusion of security.

To overcome your excuses, you have first to acknowledge that you're making them. Examples such as; there isn't enough time, not enough money, not educated in a specific area. You're only limiting yourself by processing with a negative mindset. You are allowing your confidence to be shut down as soon as you spike interest.

Try avoiding making comparisons, dwelling on the past, and be open to researching your desired goal. By shifting your perspective and focusing on a different mindset, you can rewire your brain to think more positively, allowing yourself to be more open to the process.

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