What’s Your Excuse?

She works out, has three young children, and wants to ask you, “What’s your excuse?”

Apparently, people are freaking out about this. There really is no reason to do that.

I think it’s just great that people who love fitness and working out have found something they enjoy and find rewarding. I confess that they make me chuckle sometimes, but only because they, like anyone who has “discovered” something that made a big impact on their lives, tend to go all ego-maniacal and think that the rest of us want what they want in a literal way.

We don’t.

But I do think most of us want something that we may be struggling to achieve but are holding out on making real. That is the way I read this photograph and this question.

What do you tell yourself you want, but are avoiding?

Most of us have something inside of us that we wish was part of our real life and not just part of our dreams. I don’t care about having a hard body. Yes, if a genie wanted to grant it to me I would accept it, but that is not the thing that I really wish were my reality.

So I think Maria can help me, and she can help you, by pushing the issue if we only will drop the take-everything-personally drama and give it some thought.

What do you really want, and what is the reason you give yourself for why you don’t yet have it in your life?

3 thoughts on “What’s Your Excuse?

  1. I feel the same way about those who don’t “have time” to read. You make time for what is important to you. I cannot envision not having time to read any more than I can not having time to breathe. I’m sure she feels the same way about working out.

  2. It took me a long time to learn the difference between pleasure and joy. As a single man, my career plays a larger part in my life than I wish it to do so. Consequently, it really needs to be the career I wish it to be. I am proud of the work I’ve done as a public servant on the local, state and international level. However, it isn’t the thing makes me jump out of bed in the morning ready to run to work. I always wanted to be an interviewer (not a typical reporter, so much, but a Ted Koppel style interviewer. I even worked for Ted K…but that’s another story.)

    I wanted to talk to all kinds of people about all kinds of things. I wanted to push people to point out and explain the things that traditional media misses. And, moreover, I wanted this radio talk show to be at night. (I love radio..more than television.) I wanted people, during the remains of the day, to tune in and listen and learn something and think about things in a more comprehensive way.

    Even today I still think about this. Why didn’t I do it? Why don’t I do it now? That surely is the answer at the center of mid-life crisis.

  3. I wasn’t offended by that post though I understand many people were. I have a multitude of excuses for all the “faults” I see in myself. I’ve long said I’m ready to stop apologizing and get on with it. But. BUT. I think I’m finally getting on with it. Time will tell.

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