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'I'm So Busy': The Dating and Time Excuse

Brittany Wilcox | Posted 04.30.2015 | Women
Brittany Wilcox

Let's save the busy excuse and start hurting people's feelings... I mean, start being honest. I think most would agree that a second of rejection is better than weeks worth of useless persuasion. Let's be real.

7 Excuses That Will Hold You Back From Success

Bernard Marr | Posted 04.21.2015 | Business
Bernard Marr

I've written several times in the past about the qualities and elements that successful people share, but I think perhaps the most important is their ability to get past excuses.

The #1 Thing to Lose This Year

Susie Moore | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Like everything else, what we focus on expands. When our thoughts and words are self-defeating, we only generate more excuses as we have no choice -- our behavior negates any possibility for good outcomes and over time we justify more and more away. Unless kicked to the curb, our excuses increase to no end.

The 3 Fears That Keep You From Shining Your Brightest (and How to Overcome Them), Part 1

Wendy Reese | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

This is a part one of a three-part series. When it comes to making excuses, I have found most are driven by three fears. Overcoming those fears start...

The Insidiousness of Excuses

Wendy Reese | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

The moment this awareness hit me was days after learning of a friend's death. I avoided doing something that would have been beneficial and healthy fo...

Resolutions: Keep Them Simple and in Focus

Christa Dowling | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Christa Dowling

"The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men Often Go Awry" John Steinbeck 1902-1968 (American Nobel Prize Author) Now that we are approaching a new year qui...

Are You Too Old to Start a Business?

Keyon Bayani | Posted 02.13.2015 | Small Business
Keyon Bayani

In this episode of SYS Chat, we touch on numerous topics and provide helpful tips.

4 Excuses to Get Out of Class (That Actually Work)

College Magazine | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
College Magazine

Instead of fibbing about vague family emergencies or your dog feasting on your term paper, here are nine excuses to keep in your arsenal to ensure you won't get caught in a lie.

What's Your Excuse?

Amy Wright | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women
Amy Wright

So by letting go and deciding to live in spite of the "untils" and "whens" I got more than I ever imagined. So what about you? What are your excuses for not living your life?

Here's Proof That Making Excuses Is Way Easier Than Making Plans

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.14.2014 | Comedy

Making plans with friends is officially the worst. Whether you already planned a date night with the wife or your buddy has set aside the entire mo...

11 Excuses That Are Stopping You From Getting Married

Samantha Daniels | Posted 08.18.2014 | Style
Samantha Daniels

Since I am a professional matchmaker, single people are always telling me that they really want to get married. It is then my job to figure out if they really want marriage or if they are just saying that.

"That Is Great, BUT..."

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

The higher up you go in your organization, the more you need to make other people winners and not make your job about winning yourself. This is a hard concept for people who like to win to grasp.

Diary of a Fat Life Coach

Jennie Mustafa-Julock | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennie Mustafa-Julock

In a nutshell, I call bullshit on excuses for a living. And I'm pretty damned good at it. So how come I can't do the same for myself?

The 2 Things I Stopped Saying

Michael Brooks Jr. | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Brooks Jr.

Our society loves success, but even more we love failure. Infrequently do we admire, or even talk about, what happens in between.

10 Common Excuses That No Longer Hold Up

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.05.2014 | Fifty

Was that an excuse or a reason you just gave? We spotted a thread on about 10 Common Excuses That Don't Work, and it got us inspired. Here'...

The Secret To Starting Anything

Susie Moore | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Procrastination is an epidemic. It stops us from becoming who we are here to be and from living our lives to their fullest potential. Every minute you spend thinking about what it is you would like to create, make and achieve is a minute you are not spending doing it.

It's Not an Excuse, It's a Reason

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

All you have to do is assess the situation and look for solutions. It's not about being perfect, it's about taking responsibility for your self and actions and working to become the best person you can be. For yourself most importantly, but for those around you as well.

The Truth About Being Too Busy

Arin Gragossian | Posted 03.08.2014 | Small Business
Arin Gragossian

I think you're a liar. You may not be a liar, but I suspect you could be. I'm also a liar, at least I think I used to be. What makes both of us liars is we constantly say we're too busy.

10 Reasons Why I Practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Peggy Nolan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Peggy Nolan

My decade of 40 is nearing its end and it's been a great ten years of learning and growing. I got divorced. I battled breast cancer. I married the love of my life. I became a certified yoga teacher. I achieved both my first degree and second degree black belts in Muay Thai Kickboxing. When I turned 49, I asked, 'what's next?'

We've Got to Stop Making Excuses! Here's How

Erin Cox | Posted 12.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

I am adopting my husband's "no excuse" line of thinking. I f*#ked up? Didn't meet a deadline? Didn't meet a goal? I know the reasons, but I need to stop letting them be my excuses.

30 Reasons Moms Are Late

Jenny Isenman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

I'm not gonna sit here and tell you that I was always a punctual person, but becoming a parent has put a whole new spin on my excuses for being late to meetings, lunch dates, parties and appointments.

Have What You Want and Live the Life of Your Dreams

Jill Lawson | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
Jill Lawson

Everyone has big dreams, yet no one has forever and a day to realize them. If you are looking forward to achieving a goal, checking off your bucket list, or living your dream life, the following tips will help you eliminate all that keeps you from moving forward in getting what you want.

The Perfect Excuse: How We Allow Ourselves to Stay Stuck

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Start there, own it, and tackle the idea of exploring a change. Go as slow as you need to, but go. In the end, the unknown might be just what you need.

The Top 100 Lamest Excuses for Not Innovating

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

There are some people who know everything about social media. There are others who know everything about hip hop. Me? I know everything about excuses -- or at least the kind of excuses that people who work in organizations make about why they can't innovate.

The 4 Worst Excuses For Not Working Out

Posted 02.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jenny Everett We all have our reasons for not working out. Some are legit -- we're working late or nursing an injury -- but often we're just t...