Excuses vs. Reasons
Sunday, January 29, 2012
This was written by one of the participants on an Asperger's support group that I am on. I'm blogging it here to remember.
"Sometimes people get confused between an excuse and a reason. With an excuse, you are seeking to be excused from being responsible or learning or fixing whatever it is. With a 'reason' you can begin to explore how to work on changing things or providing appropriate modifications and tools. Just as an example, if you have a blind child would someone say "Oh that is just an excuse for not making your child read"? In the case of a blind child, you would have to teach the child new skills, and provide the right kind of materials for the child to read. It is the same with a child with autism/aspergers. You don't use the disability as and excuse, but you do acknowledge it as the reason and understand that it will require some teaching and some changes in delivery for the child to make progress." - Kathy J.
I think this sentiment is also applicable to our fitness/weight loss goals