I wrote to my coach today – I have a lot of excuses but no real reasons.

Excuses are often mistaken as reasons because we can convince ourselves pretty easily that something is a barrier. But taking a second look and getting real with ourselves may reveal that we are posing that excuse as a reason.

And to the person we are fooling (ourselves included) believes that what we are saying is the truth.

I’m not pointing this out so we punish ourselves every time we make an excuse. I’m pointing this out because this is out of personal integrity. If we want to live a life that is aligned and purposeful, we also want to live one that is truthful. If we want to use excuses, lets recognize them as such. And when we have real reasons, lets do the same.

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