On the journey to living the life we want, there is always this abyss we must overcome. I call it the bottomless pit of excuses. Nobody escapes. Everybody falls in when they begin their journey.
I actually find it quite peculiar how it shows up in my life. Every time I’m about to go out and shoot a video or reach out for collaborations, I fall into the bottomless pit.
My brain goes on autopilot and takes me on this epic journey through the pit of excuses starring: “Omg, I need to wait for my laundry to finish!” + “It’s too late, the sun will set by the time I start recording and it will be too dark” + “I don’t have enough hard drive space for all the new footage anyways”. All of which have quick and easy solutions, so it’s really quite trivial.
But my body loves it. It craves excuses like how I used to crave soda and candy. I just can’t get enough! Well, I’m about 10 years deep into pursuing my curiosities so I’m a bit more experienced. Now I am aware of the bottomless pit. It doesn’t catch me off guard (as often), and I’ve figured out many more ways around it. But the first step is knowing it’s there, that it’s an epic journey we like to go on, and that as good as the excuses feel, it’s not good for you.
by Jason Lam