Look closely to the two words in “excuse”.
Excuse – Is you
Excuse – attempt to lessen the blame attaching to (a fault or offense); seek to defend or justify.
We all make excuses in our life. For why we can’t do this or that. It’s our excuses that can hold us back, if we allow it. It’s funny how one word with meaning, can determine outcomes of things. For the must part everyone has a good excuse for something. I’m not hear to argue that. Just speaking honestly. The truth hurts and can change someone. I’v seen people get defensive over such a thing. Even I have made excuses. I’m not perfect, we are all human. People build walls around themselves for reasons. A friend of told me something one time. ” When you are reaching out for help, and help is being given, the person who is trying to help you, and you keep repeating some or all of your same mistakes. He said to throw a velvet brick at the person your trying to help. Meaning to show them you care about them, by being real with that person but at the same time you want to see them do better for themselves, for them to wake up and stop being double minded. Never push yourself on anyone though.