dear excuses, PREPARE TO DIE (1)
By Dr. Michael Brooks
How many times have you heard someone make an excuse for their failures and it drove you up a wall? I have a friend of mine who I walk with on a treadmill at our local gym. He tries to show up at least three days a week. He’s been missing a lot the last few months. When he shows up, he starts sharing why he missed his workout. They are all excuses and lame ones at that! “Well, the weatherman says it’s going to be windy this morning, and I want to be home in case there is a wildfire.” “I have to get my oil changed at 1:00 and I’m getting ready for that.” Keep in mind that we walk on the treadmill at 3:30 AM. So, when I hear these kind of excuses, I start to laugh and no longer pay any attention to them.
Excuses get old, especially if they are used to get out work, promises that you’ve made to yourself and others, excuses are outright lies for the most part. I tell folks, just be honest and say what the truth is. If you’re someone who uses excuses to get out of the promises you’ve made to others, then you need to take a look at how you inconvenience others with your excuses. There are legitimate reasons why do good people makes excuses?
I was headed down to a Physical Therapy appointment that was scheduled at 10:00 AM, as I headed down to my appointment there was an accident in the canyon and traffic was stopped. There was no way I was going to make this appointment. I called my physical therapist and let her know that I wasn’t going to make it. She understood, and I gave her a reason why I missed and not an excuse.
When a relationship has issues, I find that many of the issues are based on poor communication. Many reasons are brought to light when in counseling, and excuses are a big part of individuals downfall. Husbands will often make excuses for not doing the things around the house that need to be attended to. Wives make excuses for the same reasons.
Next week, I will be sharing with you how to deal with making excuses for your failures. I share my insights and how I overcame the excuses I made.
Do you feel frustrated about your failing marriage or relationship? Do you need help in saving your marriage and family from divorce? Do you have a spouse or partner who isn’t communicating with you and you want it restored? Do you want help in learning good communication skills? Are you the partner who wants to end your relationship because it’s unhealthy? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to contact Dr. Mike and set up an appointment. Please call Dr. Mike at 303.880.9878. If you need help.
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