This is a post from NF Wordsmith Taylor.
Excuses are a tricky subject. Try to point out an excuse to a friend, and you’re sure to get blasted with his or her wrath, being called an insensitive jerk:
“Easy for you to say!”
“You have NO idea what it’s like.”
“You don’t have this shit to deal with!”
On the other hand, when we can really break through and talk honestly and with some vulnerability, excuses we’ve championed for years can be pierced instantly:
“Wow, maybe I do have time, but it’s just that I haven’t made it a priority.”
“I do have some medical issues, but I’ve been using that as an excuse to do nothing all these years.”
We all play this game of life on different difficulty levels. We begin in different starting areas, with different gear, and different advantages and disadvantages. That’s just how the game works. Our job is to make the most of the hand we’ve been dealt. And it’s only us that can change us.
Only me that can change me. Only you that can change you.
Just take a moment to consider the implications of that: It doesn’t matter how bad you’ve had it. It doesn’t matter how busy you are or how much easier others may have it.
If you want to be healthy (or accomplish something else), it’s up to you to find a path to get there. It might be slow. It might take some trial and error. But nobody can do it for you. One day YOU have to decide: “I am going to do this.”