Question of the Day – No. 264 Posted on January 11, 2019January 11, 2019 by Troy Headrick What’s the most common excuse people use so they don’t do the things they need to do? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading...
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Yes. It would interesting to see how true that is.
“I have so much going on in my life”
I’m wondering how real that is or it’s just an excuse.
– I can’t afford it
– it’s not safe
– it’s against my religion
– I’m not qualified
– I’m not ready
– it might be better to wait
Me: I’m too tired
Are you indeed too tired or it’s just a way to postpone things you don’t like to do?
I’m not too tired, I definitely use it as an excuse.
If that tomorrow doesn’t have a date, it will never come 🙂
I can only speak for myself since I don’t know all the details behind someone else’s excuse. For me it’s, “I didn’t have enough time to…”. Fact is though, more often than not, if I were to rearrange my priorities, there would be enough time.
Hmm that’s interesting. What stops you from rearranging your priorities? 🙂
Honestly, probably that the thing taking up time is more enjoyable. Example: having that extra cup of coffee and a smoke (I know…nasty habit) is more enjoyable than folding and putting away the laundry.
“I don’t have enough time.”
If you want to be true to yourself, do you think you could find time?
“I will do it later”
Do you usually set a “deadline”?
I don’t have enough time on my hands right now.
If you had the time, what would you do more? Is there a way to prioritize things so you have a little more time for your writing, as I remember being something you want to do more?
Oh yes! There is a way to prioritize things so I can have more time.
And indeed, thanks for remembering. What I would do more with the extra time is write more.
And compose a little bit more song.
I cant say this is a common one because I’m only in my own headspace but…
even when in my mind i know how to do something or even know i can most definitely accomplish it no problem…
If i dont feel i can accomplish it to my standards (perfect!) i wont even start or…
When i get to a part i feel I’m incapable of perfection i simply stop!
for how long is always the big mystery.
Same here…defeat before starting
Very interesting! I’ve heard this idea even though not with this words. My question is: if you don;t start, how can you become better at it?
What if I’m already extremely good at it but don’t start or stop because I know I’m better than that effort!
If that’s the case, then there is a very high chance to make it perfect so probably someone else should do that thing.
Common is not how I prefer to think or operate so I will give one real excuse and a few that are better.
What if I change my mind? If I try I might regret it.
I would love to go but I have to feed my llama
There is a pack a flesh eating zombies outside and I’m not fit enough to outrun them.
I would love to take you dancing but Kevin Costner is teaching a class down at convention center and I’m going to learn how to dance with wolves.
I’m waiting for it to rain.
Let me guess you used to write for 30 Rock? Great excuses 😂😂
I have never watched that show. Don’t tell anyone 🤫 but I don’t like Alec Baldwin. I’m glad they made you laugh though. They just popped into my head. I might have come up with something better if I actually would have thought about it.
No, they were perfect. Perfect timing for the perfect words.
And your secret is safe with me😉 lol
Lol thank you on both counts.
Call a friend to feed your llama and they use him to feed your zombies.
But for the real one, how often did it happen to do something and then change your mind and regret it?
That was just real for people in general not real for me. When I want something I go after it. I would rather fall flat on my face then spend the rest of my life wondering what if. I try, I always try.
Love it! Always try. That became one of my principles.
“Why didn’t you tell me?”
Deflection of responsibility
What if the answer is “I did”?
Then the response “no, you didnt” or ” if you did, then I would’ve remembered” LOL
When do you use that excuse?
I don’t know where to start, I’m not ready or I don’t completely understand what I want to accomplish yet.
What do you do to clear that uncertainty?
“Close my eyes” and jump? LOL
Real answer…………..well, I take a big breath and jump into the abyss of imperfection. So not too far from my first statement. My last blog post was about a very similar subject.
Does that “later” moment ever come?
Truly it depends on the person. For some, no. For others yes. It really depends on their ‘want to’ to motivate them to do it.
That they are ‘too busy’
How often they really are too busy?
the commonality is to seek/find reason(s) to create one | excuses cease when ego falls silent
“Seek and you shall find”
How often are you indeed that busy?
Atleast 4 days a week
“It’ll get done tomorrow. I know I’m good for it.”
And when tomorrow comes?
I tell myself the exact thing again 🤪
I don’t have the time
If you don’t have the time, is that important?
I know you’re strong and you can push through that fear! What do you do when it seems to be too big to handle?
Generally, I try to face my fear. Sometimes it takes me some soul searching to figure out that the reason I have put something off is being scared.
I forgot. If it was important you would remember or do it straight away. I figure if people forget then it’s because they didn’t want to do it.
Yeah… people don’t want to do lots of things. I hope they know what they do want to do.
And how often are they that busy? 🙂
Hahaha god knows !