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Early signs of excuse addiction

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It’s natural to make excuses when something goes wrong. But excuses are addictive. Watch for these warning signs that you’re over-excusing:
  1. You say something went wrong because you had a “bad day” or because you’re “unlucky.”

  2. You blame other people before examining your own role.

  3. You suffer from numerous regrets, i.e., thinking you’d be more successful now if you hadn’t made certain mistakes in the past.
—Adapted from Your Own Worst Enemy, Andrew. J. DuBrin, Amacom.

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