Cure Your Excusitis

Excuses. Love them. Okay, not really. They kind of bother me. My kids have a superpower almost in coming up with them sometimes. What’s going on with your room? Oh, I couldn’t clean it because I had a tickle in my throat…a month ago. Okay, that’s an exaggeration but there’s been many awesome ones before. Seriously though, we all offer excuses justifying why we aren’t progressing in a certain area. Which is fine if you don’t really care about progress. But what if you do? What if you REALLY do want to change but it’s just so hard??? Think about some of the excuses that you tend to go to: I can’t stop eating that. I just love ___________ too much. When I was little my parents… I couldn’t get to that because… I didn’t have time… I don’t have enough… I can’t… I’m not the kind of person that could… It’s just too hard… David Schwartz called this “excusitis” and he says, “Unsuccessful people suffer a mind-deadening disease we call excusitis…like any disease, excusitis gets worse if it isn’t treated properly…Once the victim of this failure disease has selected a “good” excuse, the excuse becomes imbedded deeper within his subconscious ness. Thoughts, positive or negative, grow stronger when fertilized with constant repetition…Vaccinate yourself against excusitis.” I used to teach piano lessons for a number of years and I had been a student myself since I was five years old. I’ve heard and over the years myself gave many, many excuses. I wanted to play with my friends and I didn’t want to practice during the week but when judgement day, I mean, lesson day came around I was full of excuses. So I could absolutely relate to my young students but as an older, wiser teacher I also know … Continue reading Cure Your Excusitis