When you make excuses you keep yourself stuck in a cycle of victimization.

When you feel like a victim you feel powerless. When you feel powerless you feel hopeless. When you feel hopeless you sink into depression. Depression is an act against oneself.

To rise above your victimized state you must believe you have choices.

It is through knowing that you always have choices that you can reclaim your power. Ask, “What are my choices?” If you cannot come up with any, call upon God, or a wise friend to share with you your many choices.

Own your choices and you own your power.