Article Share: Self-Handicapping: Why Making Excuses Hurts You

Article Share: Self-Handicapping: Why Making Excuses Hurts You

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The longer you use excuses of any kind the longer you will continue in mediocrity.  Rise above, expect more of yourself and begin to soar!!!

Today I am going to share with you an article I found on PsyBlog written by Dr. Jeremy Dean about the negative power of making excuses:

It’s natural to make excuses for poor performance but they can be dangerous…

Most of us have a strong fear of failure.

It’s partly because we don’t want to look bad in front of others but it’s also about how we see ourselves. We are afraid to fail because it damages our view of ourselves, our self-esteem.

To protect our self-esteem, psychologists have found that people use all sorts…continue reading



15 thoughts on “Article Share: Self-Handicapping: Why Making Excuses Hurts You

  1. It’s easier to take the path of least resistance. Making excuses then sitting in front of the TV is easier than actually going for a walk or riding a bike. It’s amazing how much better you feel after exercise though. I was finding every excuse in the book not to go for my weekly ride this morning but I forced myself to go and I feel so much better this afternoon. Slowly but surely people seem to be getting off the couch in larger numbers, keep encouraging them and keep writing, I love your blog, I just don’t have time to read it regularly. (Excuses, excuses, right?) 😁

  2. Reblogged this on sherriemiranda1 and commented:
    I’m not sure where this quote comes from, but I heard a fellow teacher tell it to a student: “Excuses only impress the person making them.”
    I spent too many years of my life making excuses. Now, I just want to keep moving forward every day of my life. Thanks, for sharing this, Dray!
    Peace, love & empowerment to all,
    Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:

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