Choices and Excuses

We only ever do what we care about. This is one of the hardest truths. It’s a truth that punctuates deep into our narratives about what we do and why we do it. It is easy to say that I am too busy or that I forgot when I’ve let someone down. It’s difficult, however, to admit that we actually didn’t care enough to make the dropped ball a priority. We make choices and then we make excuses to explain the ramifications of those choices. There are so many small examples of things that we know we should do but don’t. We should go to bed on time and get up on time. We should leave earlier for an important event to allow for traffic delays. We should eat better. We should call our mother. We should listen better. We should always do our homework. We should read that book. We should be honest with ourselves. When we don’t do what we should, we could at least do a better job of owning the reasons we prioritize what we do.

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