He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. ― Benjamin Franklin
Excuses are what holds a person back. I know this because I hear excuses nearly every single day, and I have made many of my own as well.
People make excuses all the time, but then claim that it's not actually an “excuse” that they are making.
But, what exactly is an excuse?
The definition of excuse (from Google) is “a reason or explanation put forward to defend or justify a fault or offense.”
People make excuses for all sorts of things. There are excuses for why a person can't get the job they want, why debt can't be paid off, why a person needs a brand new car, why a person can't improve their lives, and so on.
Now, I'm not saying that life isn't difficult or that everyone else’s life is perfect. Everyone has experienced difficulties – no matter how great you may perceive a person's life to be.
Everyone is guilty of making excuses, and I know that people will continue to make them until they realize that excuses are just that- excuses. [Read more…]