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11 Excuses That Are Stopping You From Getting Married

Samantha Daniels | Posted 06.18.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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 Reddit.com 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...

The Top 8 Excuses People Make for Their Unhappy Lives

Kathy Caprino | Posted 03.09.2013 | Women
Kathy Caprino

People who are able to make life change have a sufficient dose of clarity, confidence, courage and commitment. Those four ingredients can make all the difference between a miserable life and a brilliant one.

No More Excuses: A Trainer Responds To The Top 5 Reasons People Skip The Gym

Lauren Boggi | Posted 02.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Boggi

Start with a reality check and then prioritize. You do have time. You are the captain of your ship, the driver of the bus. You make your schedule and can find the time to devote 45 minutes to one hour to you

Do You Over-Apologize?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 11.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Natalie Thomas

How many times a day do you apologize? Think about it. Not a major, "I messed up" kind of acknowledgement, more of a figure of speech, a rationalization, an excuse. If you're like me, it happens often.

Four Patterns of Excuse-Making and How to Avoid Them

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 10.27.2012 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Excuse-making can become habit if you let it. People will usually gracefully let you off the hook, but you're not really getting away with anything, because over time they begin to think of you as someone who can't be counted on.

Dodging a Bullet, or How I Stopped Making Excuses and Started Getting Healthy

Catherine Oliver | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Catherine Oliver

I don't know how things are going to go for me for the rest of my life. All I know is that the last month of my life has been the best I've felt in years. I'm not saying this works for everyone, I just know it worked for me.

What Excuses Might We Be Using to Keep Ourselves From Crossing Our Own Finish Lines?

Gregg McBride | Posted 07.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Sixteen days after this year's London Marathon ended, a final entrant crossed the finish line. Claire Lomas, who is paralyzed from the chest down, finished the marathon with a little help from her "robotic" legs -- along with a very healthy dose of willpower and sheer determination.

The 7 Best Excuses for Procrastinating

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

Procrastination can result in additional stress, a sense of guilt and crisis, loss of personal productivity and social disapproval for not meeting one's responsibilities or commitments.

What's The Worst Lie You've Told Via Text?

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 09.06.2013 | Women

It's 10 pm. Several friends are out and waiting for you, but you're still in pajamas and can't seem to bring yourself to leave the couch. What do you ...

The Real Reason You're Single

Marnie Nir | Posted 02.22.2012 | Women
Marnie Nir

If you think "Online dating is in fact a sanctuary for satan. You are in hell. You know this for a fact: eHarmony = hell on earth," then this is the dating advice you need to hear.

Steve Jobs' Job Vs. Your Job

Jen Sincero | Posted 12.10.2011 | Style
Jen Sincero

Dear Jen, Is there such a thing as just being lazy? I want to change my life and know I could be doing so much better, but I'm really lazy about it. ...