Common Excuses That Hold Us Back

By: Jennifer Hefner





YOU CAN’T KEEP DOING THE SAME THINGS YOU HAVE BEEN DOING

AND EXPECT TO GET DIFFERENT RESULTS.

STOP MAKING EXCUSES AND MAKE A CHANGE.

~Author Unknown~



Excuses! Excuses! Excuses! We have all made them- if we think we haven’t then we are lying to ourselves. I can think of people who I consider “Professional Excuse Makers”. It saddens me every time I hear them because I understand what excuses do to people. Excuses hold people back from enjoying life. Excuses keep us from being healthy mentally, emotionally, and physically. Excuses can really become a roadblock for many people in their educational and professional lives. Excuses can cause us to stop pursuing areas in our lives that would otherwise help lead to a healthier, happier self. Excuses lead to a negative view of oneself and creates a negative environment. People almost become immune to excuses and it just becomes who they are.


If you didn’t know or haven’t read my bio, I am a college volleyball coach. I live in the world of training, competition, pushing athletes to their max. I am also a mother of two college athletes. I would almost consider myself a “Professional” at spotting excuses. I am also good at making excuses- I can compete with the best of the excuse makers! But excuses are something that I refuse to accept because I know I can do better! <