Just this once. I said that last time, too.
It’s not really cheating. Yes, it is.
Everybody does it. They don’t, but it feels better to say that.
I don’t have the time. I have the time, but not the priority.
I can handle it. I hope I can.
It’s not my fault. I’d rather blame something or someone else.
I can’t help it. I have a bunch of excuses and I know how to use them!
I’m too busy/I’m too tired. I’m poorly organized and stressed out.
Nobody told me. I chose not to listen.
This is different. No, it isn’t.
I know what I’m doing. “You’re not the boss of me!”
It doesn’t matter. Yes, it does.
It’s not fair! All together now: “Life isn’t fair!”
Pick your topic – it really doesn’t matter whether we’re talking about cheating on a diet or cheating on a spouse, breaking a promise or breaking the law. The language we use, both internally and externally, can be very revealing.
Are you taking responsibility or making excuses?
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