Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Depending on where you look up the word excuse you will find the word justify as a part of the definition. Look up the word justify and you could find the following...

to prove or show to be just, right, or reasonable

Excuse (and excuses) may be convenient to hide behind but what we are really doing is trying to justify a certain decision and/or behavior. More often than not, we justify things to our self more so than to someone else.

Last night and this morning I did just that. I had everything ready and was going to be in bed around 9:30. Then (as I had asked) my Dad called to talk about a couple things. Before I knew it, it was 11:00. And with a 4:30 alarm already set, I changed it to my normal time because I "needed to get more sleep".

Now...too often when we make excuses or try to justify something we tend to have a selective and short term memory.  See, this last weekend while at Disney World I got about 5 hours of sleep each on Friday and Saturday nights.

....and now I was complaining about "only" getting 6-6.5?

The next time you start making excuses or trying to justify something to yourself, stop for a moment and think. You might just find that you're about to say something stupid to yourself.

"Wisdom always chooses to do now, what it will be satisfied with later on." - Joyce Meyer


1 comment:

Amanda said...

Excuses are so easy to make and sometimes hard to recognize. The fact that you're noticing that you're doing it definitely will help you stop making them!