So, what’s YOUR excuse?

August 8th, 2011 by Gallagher John 2 Comments

I am not sure how I came across this video on YouTube.  It was another of the motivations/eye openers for me when I was considering my first 5K:

If you can’t see the embedded video in your reader, click here.

Did you catch all 56 of the excuses?  In case you missed one:

I’m Too weak…Too slow…too big…ate too much for breakfast…I got a headache…It’s raining…My dog is sick…I can’t right now…I’m not inspired…It makes me smell bad…I’m allergic to stuff…I’m fat…I’m thin…It’s too hot…I’m not right…I’ve got shin splints…Headache…I’m distracted…I’m exerting myself too much…I’d love to really, but I can’t, I just can’t…my favorite show is on…I got a case of the Mondays…the Tuesdays…the Wednesday…I don’t want to do this…I want to do something else…After New Year’s…Next week…I might make a mistake…I got homework…I feel bloated…I’ve got gas…I’ve got a hot date…My coach hates me…Mom won’t let me…I bruise easily…It’s too dark…It’s too cold…My blister hurts…This is dangerous…Uhhhh…Sorry, I don’t have a bike…I didn’t get enough sleep…My tummy hurts…It’s not in my genes…I don’t want to look all tired out…I need a better coach…I don’t like getting tackled…I’m not the athletic type…I don’t want to get sweaty…I have better things to do…I don’t want to slow you down…Do I have to do this?…As soon as I get a promotion…I think I’ll sit this one out…and my feet hurt…

So, have you used a few of these excuses?  I know I have.  Maybe after seeing this video, you will reduce that usage significantly.

  • Kristen Kelly

    I wonder how many of us use excuses to not reaching our full potential for what God created us to do which is to share His good word. I heard like 10 excuses above that I use – darn it. I will get better. Thanks so much for bringing this truth to light John.

  • Kristen, I would be willing to bet that ALL of us use excuses to hold ourselves back. For me, that manifests itself at times in the form of a “Why me”, when I really should be asking “Why not me?”