Podcast Episode 118 — Excuses We Use When We Want to Quit

And alternatives to quitting for each one.

Lisa Sealey
4 min readJun 26, 2023
Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash

Today I want to talk about finishing what you start and some excuses we tell ourselves when we want to quit.

Sometimes finishing what we started is hard, and we make excuses to allow ourselves to quit. Don’t feel bad if you see one you’ve used before — we’ve all been frustrated at one time or another. Instead of quitting, use the suggestions I’ve provided to help keep yourself on track when you find yourself making one of these excuses.

I’m bored.

If your goal involves a lot of repetitive tasks, it is easy to become bored, especially if the tasks take a long time before you see any concrete results. To keep from quitting, remind yourself of the end goal. And then keep reminding yourself again and again.

This isn’t what I thought it would be.

Sometimes ideas we thought were great in the beginning turn out not to be, and when we’re in the middle of doing the hard work to make them a reality, we realize we’re not where we thought — or wanted — to be.

Quitting at this point, although tempting, could be a mistake. Discovering a different path could lead you to experience something better than you’d initially planned. Evaluate…



Lisa Sealey

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