[image] an Easy Little Trick to Shut Down Your Excuses

[image] an Easy Little Trick to Shut Down Your Excuses
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Author: edthehamstuh

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  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    mmajunk

    So instead of sounding lazy I sound lazy and smart
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    22041994

    X gon' give it to ya.
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    edthehamstuh

    This quote is from [this article](https://www.lifebygrit.com/post/how-to-align-your-actions-with-your-priorities) about aligning your actions with your priorities.
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    Another_Road

    I hate it when people say “oh I’m sorry I didn’t have the time to respond to you.” Or anything along those lines. No, it just wasn’t a priority. 99% of the time, people have the time (or can make the time) if they really, truly want to. I’ve yet to meet anyone who is busy non-stop 16 hours a day and sleeping the other 8.
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    GoblinMonk

    Harder to do this with a friend you don't hang out with anymore. "I have been busy." Is a lot less harsh than "You are not a priority in my life." ⁰ Is the LLP int to be honest with yourself or brutally honest with people you know?
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    Htgan

    Whenever I say "I don't have time for x" I'm always being honest. I don't have time for a game of Monopoly. I don't have time for a drink after work tonight. I don't have time to take a 20-minute, Instagram-fueled sh*t this morning. "be more honest" suggests that "I don't have time for X" is in some manner dishonest. Then rephrasing it to "X is not a priority", because English allows this expression, wouldn't actually change dishonesty into honesty, would it? You're not saying anything *different* on a meaningful level, you're certainly not *doing* anything different. So isn't it simply replacing one lie with another lie so you can feel better about it? Isn't that also called "lying to oneself"?
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    maximian

    “Bleeding is not a priority right now.” -Jesse Ventura, *Predator*
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    DinkyJr

    I have something similar that a mentor taught me: Instead of saying “I have to”, say “I get to.” Its interesting treating everything, even tedious things, as a privilege. Makes you appreciate life more. I get to change my kids diaper. I get to be the DD. I get to work 50 hours this week.
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    louderharderfaster

    This is VERY effective. It is how I quit smoking and other vices. "I am choosing to smoke because I do not prioritize my health" was the way out for me. For years (and years) I told myself "This is the last pack". Soon enough and sure enough the excuses BECOME your life. I always wanted to be an inspiration for others... so DON'T be me. Adapt this CBT tool sooner than later!
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    NoBSforGma

    When I don't want to do something, my excuse is: "I don't want to do this."
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    OhGawDuhhh

    Google Hangouts
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    thatoneguy23456

    So instead of sounding busy I just sound like a dick. No thanks
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    Chocobojitters

    I did this with money. Changed it from "I can't afford that" to "I can afford it, but it isn't a priority right now." Just because your money is for rent doesn't mean you canNOT afford a thing of luxury. It just means I can't use that rent money for fun stuff. Amazingly, money just started pouring in. I'll try using this with time management.
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    ghostoutlaw

    If only people could be honest with themselves.
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    Bunnybudman

    I literally did this just yesterday- and stopped what I was doing for a 45min workout. Good to see I’m making progress with my thinking at least.
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    Sum-Duud

    My ex used to get angry with me for pointing this out... probably one reason it's ex
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    imod3

    I don't have time for music. Music is not a priority right now. *immediately picks up instrument*
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    SkyWizarding

    I do this. It will transform you
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    Casglu_Sanau

    This is actually a good one
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    PreparedDeath

    The gym is not a priority right now
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    ganglestomp

    Don't tell me what to do lifebygrit.
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    Ketchup_for_dinner

    Thanks, Spotify!
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    CurlyWambeau

    Have a feeling the author of that blog post repurposed that quote from a YouTube video by Chase Jarvis. Though I’m sure he isn’t the first to come up with the idea either. Video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ttpRvP24j3s
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    sbzp

    One weird trick to get you motivated
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    karma-armageddon

    I like to say "ok, I'll get right on that" and disappear until they forget they asked for help.
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    commanderlestat

    "I don't have time for Heroin in my life" "Heroin is now a priority in my life"
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    Blazemoth

    "Sorry mom, visiting you is not a priority right now", yeah, I'm not doing that.
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    Tyb97

    This really applies for software development! People don't manage their time correctly, and "don't have time for X", ones who do are able to prioritize things and are able to say the latter.
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    maznyk

    "I don't have time for X" means you're not even considering it because you have to be somewhere/do something else in that allotted time. I don't have time for it = not happening "X is not a priority right now" means X is being considered and could potentially be a priority at a different time just now right now. This is putting X on the back burner and doesn't convey the same meaning. Not a priority now = will revisit later. This response leaves room for excuses
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    CaneVandas

    This can backfire. Just because it's not a priority to you, it doesn't mean it's not a priority for someone else. While it may technically be correct it's sure to piss someone off if you say it like that.
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    Sweet_Taurus0728

    What if something really, really should be a priority, but you can't make yourself feel it?
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    AnonAlcoholic

    "Ahhh, sorry man. Hanging out with you is just not a priority right now."
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    Suyunia

    Read that in a French book ("Stop being nice, be honnest", if I remember correctly and if I translate well)... Every "I have to" is in fact a "I want to". "I have to work" = "I want to earn money", or "I have to go to bed early" = "I want to get enough sleep". I found this little thing very interesting. Like the post... it shows us we are more responsible and able to "priorize" things than we may think!
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    thomasrye

    Might not work as well when dealing with people though. "Hey son, why don't you come out to dinner tonight with your mom and me?" "Sorry dad, I have a lot to do and dinner with you guys is not a priority right now." -- That sounds pretty harsh and not very tactful. "Sorry dad, I don't have time for dinner out tonight, I have a lot to do." -- definitely an easier let down for ol' dad and mom. So I guess what I'm saying is: Use this wording change in your inner dialog, but maybe not out loud with others. :)
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    Freyer

    Your mom is a priority right now ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    elpajaroquemamais

    This doesn't work if you legitimately don't have time for something.
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    Logiwonk_

    Web responsibility memes are not a priority right now.
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    nightwalkerxx

    Shitting is not a priority right now.
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    imtoolazytothinkofit

    That's an upside down Google Hangouts logo. That's all I can focus on here.
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    ThreeDGrunge

    X is not a priority actually makes it easier for me to brush things off. It changes the x from something important that I may not have had time for to something that was not a priority and therefore didn't really matter anyway.
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    Imisstouching

    Thats stupid.
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    FG_Remastered

    I do that regularly and everyone tells me I'm arrogant when I do. So no.
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    Electromass

    I don’t have time to bleed
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    A_fucking__user

    My mental and physical health are not my priorities now. Studies is.
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    thepositivepaul

    Wow, have a feeling this will change my life tbh
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    blueshandler

    Do you all understand what the Bible is? It's like a self help book. Jesus is TRUTH. He is honesty. Once you learn to be honest with yourself, to tell the TRUTH, pick up a Bible, you will understand it. The whole reason you can't believe the Bible is because it's TRUTH. That's why you have to learn to be honest with yourself, to find Jesus Christ. He is the TRUTH. He is honesty. Christians of today are the Pharisees. They don't understand the Bible is telling you to take care of yourself and telling you how to through the history of Jesus Christ. Stop thinking of Jesus as a religion and start seeing Him as who He is, TRUTH.
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

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  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    et2qt

    How is that shutting down excuses? Things still aren’t getting done. You essentially made an excuse sound better.
  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

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  • Posted: July 13, 2019 01:00

    Excludos

    This is so stupid. I would tell you how, but it isn't a priority right now.