As we're getting into the swing of the new year, this topic is incredibly important!
Many of us are turning our focus to new projects and new commitments, feeling the energy of 'spring' on the horizon. Understanding the difference between an 'excuse' and a 'reason' matters now more than ever!
Being able to recognize which one you're dealing with, and responding appropriately, changes everything that comes next.
-- An 'excuse' dismisses the underlying dynamics and possibilities. (Fear, desire, protection, beliefs, values, etc)
-- A 'reason' considers all of the information honestly, and uses it to make the next best move. (More, less, stop, start.)