It is said that life is a series of waves to be embraced and overcome. From the beginning of our journey until we reach our destination, life throws many challenges at us, and with every challenge there comes another series of experiences and exposure. While some go the hard way to overcome these barriers, others would make an excuse. Now, what are Excuses? And why do we make them in the first place?

Excuses are nothing but well-planned lies we tell ourselves or the people around us. We make an excuse because we are too afraid to confront that we messed up or we simply want to avoid the consequences of our actions or we just want an easy way out. Sometimes we think that it is better to avoid a circumstance rather than facing it because our reasons might hurt someone, but are we really worried about that someone or just ourselves? Excuses made to the people will eventually push them away, whereas, the ones made to oneself will sabotage dreams, goals, and desires.

Excuses are generally the persuaders, we convince ourselves to believe that the excuses we make for not living the life we want are valid and justified, so we blame them for our failure. We constantly make reasons to justify our decisions and the worst part is that we accept these lies. We, human beings are very good at self-deception, so we can easily convince our minds to accept something that is not really true. But why do we condemn ourselves for the life we are not happy with?

The answer is quite simple, it is easier to make an excuse and do nothing than to step up and keep struggling every day to achieve something. It is easy to ignore but it is difficult to take up the responsibility. The habit of making excuses not only deteriorates the mindset but also prevents the mind to look beyond the boundaries. We use it to defend ourselves from not doing the things that we are supposed to. We try to escape the responsibilities we have as an employee, citizen or human. We try to satisfy ourselves, but often forget that we only find excuses when we lack determination and commitment. As said, “Every cloud has a silver lining”, so in every crucial situation, there is something positive one can surely find. So why do we only look at the negatives? Well, this the question one should ask themselves.

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” —Benjamin Franklin

–God Bless you

Mr. Roni Abraham