“Am I just making excuses?” is something most people wonder at some point when they are not following through on something they say they want to do. From health goals to work goals, the story we’re surrounded by is that of weakness. It’s self-sabotage. You aren’t trying hard enough, so you don’t want it badly enough. It’s lack of maturity. Basically, whatever the details of the message are, the energy is judgmental and shame inducing. This is the messaging because we’ve learned to use shame to motivate even though it doesn’t work. Actually, all it really does is block us from discovering what’s really going on and accessing our ability to find a solution.
In this episode of Unlimited, I explore understanding why and alternatives to asking if you’re just making excuses.
Some of what I talk about in this episode includes:
- What is an excuse
- Reasons people make excuses
- Separating identity from behavior
- How to stop making excuses
- Supporting aligned action
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LINKS REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE:
Deep Self Care to Shift Habits