Question of the Day – No. 264 What’s the most common excuse people use so they don’t do the things they need to do? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditGooglePinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 60 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 264” Add yours Tired, overwhelmed LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Yes. It would interesting to see how true that is. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply “I have so much going on in my life” LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I’m wondering how real that is or it’s just an excuse. LikeLike Reply – I can’t afford it – it’s not safe – it’s against my religion – I’m not qualified – I’m not ready – it might be better to wait Me: I’m too tired LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Are you indeed too tired or it’s just a way to postpone things you don’t like to do? LikeLike Reply I’m not too tired, I definitely use it as an excuse. LikeLiked by 1 person “Tomorrow”! LikeLiked by 4 people Reply If that tomorrow doesn’t have a date, it will never come 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I can only speak for myself since I don’t know all the details behind someone else’s excuse. For me it’s, “I didn’t have enough time to…”. Fact is though, more often than not, if I were to rearrange my priorities, there would be enough time. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Hmm that’s interesting. What stops you from rearranging your priorities? 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Honestly, probably that the thing taking up time is more enjoyable. Example: having that extra cup of coffee and a smoke (I know…nasty habit) is more enjoyable than folding and putting away the laundry. LikeLiked by 1 person “I don’t have enough time.” LikeLiked by 3 people Reply If you want to be true to yourself, do you think you could find time? LikeLike Reply “I will do it later” LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Do you usually set a “deadline”? LikeLike Reply I don’t have enough time on my hands right now. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply If you had the time, what would you do more? Is there a way to prioritize things so you have a little more time for your writing, as I remember being something you want to do more? LikeLike Reply I cant say this is a common one because I’m only in my own headspace but… even when in my mind i know how to do something or even know i can most definitely accomplish it no problem… If i dont feel i can accomplish it to my standards (perfect!) i wont even start or… When i get to a part i feel I’m incapable of perfection i simply stop! for how long is always the big mystery. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Same here…defeat before starting LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Very interesting! I’ve heard this idea even though not with this words. My question is: if you don;t start, how can you become better at it? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply What if I’m already extremely good at it but don’t start or stop because I know I’m better than that effort! LikeLiked by 1 person If that’s the case, then there is a very high chance to make it perfect so probably someone else should do that thing. LikeLiked by 1 person Common is not how I prefer to think or operate so I will give one real excuse and a few that are better. Real: What if I change my mind? If I try I might regret it. Better: I would love to go but I have to feed my llama There is a pack a flesh eating zombies outside and I’m not fit enough to outrun them. I would love to take you dancing but Kevin Costner is teaching a class down at convention center and I’m going to learn how to dance with wolves. I’m waiting for it to rain. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply Let me guess you used to write for 30 Rock? Great excuses 😂😂 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I have never watched that show. Don’t tell anyone 🤫 but I don’t like Alec Baldwin. I’m glad they made you laugh though. They just popped into my head. I might have come up with something better if I actually would have thought about it. LikeLiked by 1 person No, they were perfect. Perfect timing for the perfect words. And your secret is safe with me😉 lol LikeLiked by 2 people Lol thank you on both counts. LikeLiked by 2 people Call a friend to feed your llama and they use him to feed your zombies. But for the real one, how often did it happen to do something and then change your mind and regret it? LikeLike Reply That was just real for people in general not real for me. When I want something I go after it. I would rather fall flat on my face then spend the rest of my life wondering what if. I try, I always try. LikeLiked by 1 person Love it! Always try. That became one of my principles. LikeLiked by 1 person “Why didn’t you tell me?” Deflection of responsibility LikeLiked by 4 people Reply What if the answer is “I did”? LikeLike Reply Then the response “no, you didnt” or ” if you did, then I would’ve remembered” LOL LikeLiked by 1 person I’m tired LikeLiked by 2 people Reply When do you use that excuse? LikeLike Reply I don’t know where to start, I’m not ready or I don’t completely understand what I want to accomplish yet. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply What do you do to clear that uncertainty? LikeLike Reply “Close my eyes” and jump? LOL Real answer…………..well, I take a big breath and jump into the abyss of imperfection. So not too far from my first statement. My last blog post was about a very similar subject. LikeLiked by 1 person “Maybe later” LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Does that “later” moment ever come? LikeLike Reply Truly it depends on the person. For some, no. For others yes. It really depends on their ‘want to’ to motivate them to do it. LikeLiked by 1 person That they are ‘too busy’ LikeLiked by 3 people Reply How often they really are too busy? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Rarely LikeLiked by 1 person the commonality is to seek/find reason(s) to create one | excuses cease when ego falls silent LikeLiked by 1 person Reply “Seek and you shall find” LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I’m busy! LikeLiked by 3 people Reply How often are you indeed that busy? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Atleast 4 days a week LikeLiked by 1 person “It’ll get done tomorrow. I know I’m good for it.” LikeLiked by 1 person Reply And when tomorrow comes? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I tell myself the exact thing again 🤪 LikeLiked by 1 person I don’t have the time LikeLiked by 1 person Reply If you don’t have the time, is that important? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I’m scared. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I know you’re strong and you can push through that fear! What do you do when it seems to be too big to handle? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Generally, I try to face my fear. Sometimes it takes me some soul searching to figure out that the reason I have put something off is being scared. LikeLiked by 1 person I forgot. If it was important you would remember or do it straight away. I figure if people forget then it’s because they didn’t want to do it. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yeah… people don’t want to do lots of things. I hope they know what they do want to do. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.