I attempted a run this morning - first in two weeks as I've had a cold. (Excuse #1)
The weather is mild; perfect for an early run, even my running clothes were at then end of my bed - but I just had to check my social media, emails etc. (Excuse #2)
So, I eventually got out at 6am, ran about a km and it started to rain! (Excuse #3)
Thinking I'd keep close to home I then realised I had to get the household out earlier than usual - and home I went. (Excuse #4)
How many excuses do you have in a day? I hesitate to guess. Whether it's to avoid giving someone feedback to a colleague, making that call to sell your great idea to a stranger or even saying "No" to that coffee - we all make excuses to avoid the feeling of anxiety or loss and the affect on our ego!
Resilience, courage and discipline all come to mind when I consider the development of a character required to avoid these excuses.
Be up front with yourself - build your list of tasks/goals/challenges and all the excuses to avoid tackling these. Then, remind yourself why you need to complete these tasks/goals/challenges, how you're going to achieve these and how you might reward yourself!
No excuses this week!