Lazy is not always visible because it can hide behind creative excuses that almost seem legitimate. Excuses some of us have practiced with such zeal that we accomplish two things:

We use up the energy we could have put toward what needed to be done. (Excuses are exhausting for the folks listening to them and especially for those of us creating and keeping them intact.)
We end up buying into our own propaganda, which paralyzes our personal progress. When an excuse becomes a belief system we embrace a lie, which cripples and limits the fulness of who we could be.

So what is it you know you should be doing that you’re not?

Hmm, talk to you later I have to put order to my desk, iron some shirts, read Philippians 4, make a call…and, oh yes, apologize to a certain someone…again.


  1. Patricia (Pollywog Creek) on August 4, 2010 at 4:26 pm


  2. Rita Garcia on August 4, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Wow! Exactly what I’ve been doing! Buying into my own excuses. Blessings to you Patsy!

  3. Michelle on August 4, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Hmmmm…. I should be cleaning my home!!! I am new to the 40 hr work week… I have been a stay at home mom for a little over 20 years.. What a Blessing!!!! But now I am working.. I get home and am tired.. So I make excuses that I worked… when I should be vacuuming lab hair or doing laundry!! (because it has to be done if I am tired or not) Maybe i will just get up and do it.. The one thing I know is we all feel better when our homes are in order!!! Great Blog Patsy!!!

  4. Mj on August 4, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    A person once told me the definition of an excuse: “A skin of a reason, stuffed with a lie.”
    Put like that should make a person not want to make excuses!

  5. Joy on August 4, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Yup. Getting off the computer right now! Thank you for the dose of Accountability!!

  6. Nancy on August 4, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Right now I should be cooking dinner, so I guess I shall tarry no longer at my keyboard and go prepare to feed the peeps.

    Very thought provoking, Patsy. Thank you.

  7. Laura on August 4, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Hit it right on the head! Lazy is a crutch. Computer is another. Need to get to cleaning the kitchen and spending time with my 3 angels! Thanks for the “push”!

  8. Tiffany on August 4, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Wow, I needed that today. Thanks Patsy!

  9. Nita on August 4, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Hate to say it, but I needed to read this. Now, to get myself back on track and stop the excuses.

  10. Sara Schaffer on August 4, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    I think it’s one of the presents from my 2 young children – no time to waste and no time wasted. Also thanks to God that I no longer spend 10 hours a day in front of a TV. Now THAT was lazy!

  11. Kim on August 12, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    I agree. It does feel much better to get stuff done, and I will become very good at micromanaging stuff once school starts up again this coming Monday. It does feel good to have organization and a schedule. So why is it so scary sometimes?

  12. Deb Barnett on September 26, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    I feel exactly how that sprawled polar bear looks right now… ;o)

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