Friday, October 2, 2009

Excuses.

Do you make excuses for yourself?

I do. Kind of a lot.

The other day, I was out somewhere. There was someone I knew I should talk to—or at least say "hi" to. And I didn't. "I didn't have the time." "They were busy talking to so-and-so." "It wouldn't make any difference to them whether I did or not."

Regardless, I didn't do it.

I'm becoming a firm believer in calling things by their name. Instead of convenient masks like, "They were busy," how about, "I didn't want to," or, "I just don't like them"? The more honest I am with myself, the more uncomfortable I am likely to be with my shortcomings. And the more likely I am to change.

What do you make excuses about? And, more importantly, what are you going to do about it?

3 comments:

Becky said...

That's why I don't blog anymore, I made excuses for myself, LOL.

Anonymous said...

thats stpid

Andrew said...

Heheh, this is awesome. I forwarded it to my dad. ;-)