Wednesday Soul Intention: an excuse is an excuse to be honest with yourself. Everyone uses excuses, and most commonly excuses are used to break a commitment you don’t want to keep without disappointing someone. Excuses are easy, fast, and rarely honest. Getting into the habit of telling excuses makes you less trustworthy not only to others but to yourself. Your integrity and potential lies in your ability to be honest with what you say you’ll do, and what you don’t want to do. That means having the strength to be imperfect at times and brave enough to say, “No” without offering an excuse.