56 Excuses

Posted: January 11, 2011 in Misc., People, Quotes, Sport
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A few days back, Scott at the Daily Post blog  shared this motivational video by Nike. Since then, I’ve seen it a few times and couldn’t let it go. So a while back, I put on the headphones and after a few rewinds, noted down 55 of the 56 excuses that Matt Scott pronounces.

Here’s the list (would really appreciate if you help fill in the missing ones or correct others):

I’m too weak.
… too slow.
… too big.
I ate too much for breakfast.
I got a headache.
It’s raining.
My dog is sick.
I can’t right now.
I’m not inspired.
Makes me smell bad.
I’m alergic to stuff.
I’m fat.
I’m thin.
It’s too hot.
I’m not alright.
I’ve got shin-splits. [Thanks Dhiren Salian]
Have headache.
Am distracted.
I exerted myself too much.
I’d love to really but I can’t, I just can’t.
My favourite show is on.
I got a case on Monday.
on Tuesday.
on Wednesday.
I don’t wanna do this.
I wanna do something else.
After New Years’.
Next week.
Might make a mistake.
Got homework.
I feel bloated.
I have gas.
I got a hot date.
The coach hates me.
Mom won’t let me.
I bruise easily.
It’s too dark.
It’s too cold.
My blister hurts.
This is dangerous.
Sorry, I don’t have a bike.
I didn’t get enough sleep.
That totally hurts.
It’s not my dream.
I don’t wanna look all tired out.
I need a better coach.
I don’t like getting tackled.
I’ve stomach ache.
Not the athletic type.
I don’t wanna get sweaty.
I have better things to do.
I don’t wanna slow you down.
I have to do this?
Soon as I get a promotion.
Think I’ll sit this one out.
My feet hurt.

Here’s hoping we all avoid these excuses like plague … this year, and beyond.


  1. Dhiren Salian says:

    Shin-splits. That’s what you are missing

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