A near and dear friend introduced me to this idea that we justify things in order to make them OK. Like saying “I am lazy” and because I have labeled myself, it is suddenly OK in my mind. I have an excuse, that is just the way it is.
What a lame excuse.
So we justify things to make them acceptable, either to ourselves or to others.
My challenge to myself, and to you, is to stop justifying. Stop accepting. Question everything, challenge everything. Just because that is the way it is, it doesn’t have to stay that way.
Stop yourself when you begin to justify your actions, to yourself or another. Why are you justifying something? Does it really need justification? If it needs justification should you be doing it at all?
Be above reproach in all things. Quit making excuses. Be you, whatever form you take, and guess what? If you do not like yourself, then CHANGE. Change ladies and gentlemen. No, it will not be easy, but the journey of a thousand steps begins with one. That wisdom holds true in every situation.
– Atticus G