Did you ever know someone that had an excuse for everything? You name it…they have said it! I can’t get ahead because I have a husband who doesn’t allow me to grow, I don’t have the skills, my mother-in-law hates me, I’m too old, I don’t have connections, I’m not educated, people at my job are trying to sabotage me, everybody is out to get me, I had no dad, my mom didn’t motivate me, I just can’t catch a break. And I’m sure there are a thousand more. All of these sound-like excuses in order to not take responsibility for your own life.
When I was younger, I used a few myself but there comes a time where you must stop with the excuses and move forward with your life. The problem may be you and not others. But if you feel there are toxic people in your life, walk away from those people, it doesn’t matter if they are family, walk away. You must take care of yourself. Every time an excuse comes out of your mouth, you also sound like a toxic, low vibration person and many people will not want to be around you.
I myself grew up in public housing, with no dad, an illiterate, single mom on government assistance w/five children. And you know what I have to say about that “And?” Granted I was fortunate to have lots of love. But everybody has a sad story somewhere along the line. No one had a perfect upbringing and life. That is an excuse that people who like the negative attention love to use. Oh, poor me, please everyone help poor me, so I don’t have to get up and work for it, please pity me. They tend to feel sorry for themselves rather than finding a way to make life work. People from all walks of life w/all different schedules make time for what’s important to them and their goals. Have you heard the stories of people like Steve Harvey? He slept in his car for years and look at him now. What about Oprah, & the Rock’s life? Read their stories.
You must focus on what matters and take responsibility but expect challenges along the way because challenges are part of life. We must learn how to deal with them when they arrive for our own sanity. Make your life meaningful stop living with excuses!
Rosa Julia Parra