The Good

Stop With The Excuses


We’ve all been there. We’ve all made excuses as to why we couldn’t accomplish this or it wasn’t the right time for that… but I’m here to tell you it’s got to stop.

Excuses kill dreams. They lock you in tight to a life that eventually drains you–a life you never imagined you’d be living. They trap you–keeping you stuck in a sea of lies that never get you anywhere. Because while dreaming is great it often doesn’t propel you forward enough unless you really want them. Without the work they’re useless. With excuses… they’re useless.

Excuses allow you to feel better for a moment while you put off whatever it is you’re too scared to do. They placate bad behavior and poor habits because they whisper that you’ll do them later into your ear. But here’s the thing… the time between now and then will pass anyway and you will have wasted that time. Especially because chances are you will continue to make the same excuses. You will continue to tell yourself, “Now is not the right time… later.” But if you continue to tell yourself later, when will it come?

So this December, say no more to excuses because your life is entirely up to you. No one else can build a life for you. You are entirely responsible for how your life turns out and if that doesn’t scare you enough to get rid of your excuses, get your ass in gear, and get to accomplishing what you know you’re destined to do then I don’t know what else to tell you.

Get rid of excuses. Stop placating yourself. Start doing–start accomplishing. I guarantee life is better and you’ll be happier that way.

If you liked this article, please check out my first book The Dark Dictionary available on amazon. And please follow me on social media for more! @andrewwrichard.

Andrew Kendall Profile



Andrew Kendall is a Southern California based author with a serious case of wanderlust. He is both an advocate for mental health and a lover of self-help books. Mesmerized at a young age by the world of magic created by J.K. Rowling, Andrew vowed to one day become an author himself in hopes that his words would inspire the lives of those around him. @andrewwrichard

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