Saturday, July 16, 2011

Stop Making Excuses

So tired of some people and their excuses, including some patients and even one of my family members.

In reality, we all make half-assed excuses for things like not eating well or exercising enough. However, some people just seem to have excuses for everything.

Look at these two women who have been in the news lately and should be role models for people living their lives without excuses.

Jaycee Dugard, was kidnapped, mentally tortured and sexually assaulted for 18 years from the time she was 11 years old.

Elizabeth Smart, was kidnapped and mentally tortured for 9 months, when she was 14 years old.

When their ordeals ended these two amazing women did not make excuses and say “poor me” my life is ruined because of someone else’s actions. They moved forward and are living life to its fullest and not letting past circumstances dictate how they live in their future.

Most of us know individuals who blame family, friends, the government and history for all their problems. Instead of spending energy moving forward in life and bettering themselves, they make excuses as to why it is everybody else's fault. So blame or make excuses if it makes you feel better, but chances are until you realize it is you have control, things will not change.

4 comments:

A Doc 2 Be said...

One key difference with those two women and accepting blame:

they did not blame themselves rather they owned their respective futures; many women (men) do not do this - they wait for others to step up and do it for them (part of the helicopter parenting - at least I think - kids never learn to adapt and own their lives...)

NP Odyssey said...

Doc 2 Be, good point. I know so many so-called adults who are still dependent on their parents to protect them, financially and emotionally.

These young women I mentioned were victimized, but when it was over, they stopped being their abductor's victims.

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Cartoon Characters said...

I agree NPO. People making excuses why they "can't".

If they could just take what they have and make something of it, they would be surprised at what they "can".

I find people that make excuses the most exhausting and emotionally draining people out there....