Excuses are self lies. You may be giving your excuse to someone, but you are simply lying to yourself. Lies are false statements, untrue comments, and fabricated falsehoods. There are cases when you don’t realize you are telling a lie when you make excuses. Sometimes you think you are just uttering a fact or observation. I can’t diet. That’s not true. You can diet. It’s bad when you tell someone a lie, but making an excuse is telling yourself a lie. Listening to these self lies will just further deceive you into failure. Tell yourself the truth. Don’t make excuses. If you really can’t do something, then don’t settle for that. If you can’t jog, then don’t jog. You don’t have to if you don’t want to. I don’t jog. I can jog some but I don’t like to and I don’t want to jog. Tell the truth and it won’t become an excuse.