How to Eliminate Excuses Forever

Communication-Speaker-Colette-CarlsonThere’s a skill many of us have perfected that we can call on when pressed. For some, it takes years to hone. Others seem to have an innate ability to wield this power at the most critical times. Occasionally, we may astound ourselves with how easily we can summon it. So what is this skill? The fine art of excuse-making.

That’s right, at times we are incredibly adept at making excuses, which can prevent us from growing our careers, engaging in difficult conversations, enrolling in a class, spending time with loved ones, eating nutritiously, or moving our bodies. In short, excuses hold us back from being our best selves. (More…)



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  1. Were you in my bedroom listening to my brain this morning as I dug around for why I didn't have time to do my meditation before I left the house? Thank you for reminding me of my "why." So that I can be more calm, centered, relaxed, less stressed, clearer, more focused, healthier and happier. There you go. Can't get a "why" more powerful than that! Hanging up now – to go do my meditation. NOW!!!

  2. You had me at "Excuses hold us back from being our best selves."!! This all rings true, Colette, and I love the idea of writing down a list of "whys" for everthing I hear myself making an excuse for. Let's spread our best selves around, motivational speaker friends!

  3. This lesson is a good one-why? Because we use excuses all the time!  10,0000 steps? I did them yesterday! Those excuses have got to go.  Thanks Colette!

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