In doing my homework on the subject, I was taken aback and even surprised to find that the word “rationalize” comes from the root word for “reason”.
This means of course that there’s a thin line between a justifiable reason and an outright excuse.
Let's break it down
- Reason: A fact, situation, or intention that explains why something happened, why someone did or did not do something, or why something is true
- Excuse: A lie that you give to explain why you have done something or have not done something that you should have done.
Drum Roll Please
Reasons protect us and guard us, they propel us to the next step to accomplishing our goals, but here comes the pause… How can you tell whether your reasons for not doing something are a bump on the road or really an excuse?
Reasons quickly can become excuses when they require too many explanations. Even if your reasons are true, it doesn't make them right.Read More