I have clients that tell me that they won't do what is best for them because they are scared or feel guilty. It's amazing how many people live their lives based on fear and guilt. What about you, is that something you do? When you give in to fear or guilt you are empowering them instead of what should be empowered, honesty and action. It is so important to separate an excuse (fear/guilt/imagined) from a reason (actual limitation). I have heard every excuse (from people who refuse to help themselves) that you can imagine. And I hear them consistently. It is so rare that real reasons ever come up. And when they do, it is even more rare that real reasons have any effect on people. It is only when you give into fear or guilt, via excuses, that it controls your life. The next time you decide NOT to something, ask yourself, am i acting out of fear or guilt? Am I making excuses or am I being honest with myself?