We all make harmless excuses to get out of things we’re not in the mood for.
We say things like: “Honey, I’m too tired.” “I have a doctor’s appointment.” “I have a spinning class.”
Those things are excuses for: You’re not in the mood, you’re perfectly healthy and want to get out of something, and by ‘spinning class’, you mean watching an episode of House of Cards.
Not a big deal. Those excuses are not bad, but we also make other excuses, that mess up our life.
We say things like: “I would start a business, but I can’t get $100K of starting capital.”
For years, I’ve made up all kinds of excuses for the things that I wanted to do. The truth is that I was just scared. And because of that, you never start.
But it’s also an easy way to fool yourself that you are not the problem, it’s something or someone else. We do anything to say: “I’m not the problem.”