It doesn’t matter how good their excuse is

Everyone knows someone who is the classic chaos magnet. 

The kind of person who is either feeling a cold coming on, suffering from a cold, or getting over a cold. 

And of course, in the unlikely event of a time without a crisis or drama, fear not, that will inevitably be followed by some new whirlwind that will attempt to suck you right in. 

Are your shoes tied? Because this excuse is going to knock your socks off. 

And that’s fine. There’s nothing we can do to rescue them from their misery. They’re addicted to it like a drug. Saying that they’re miserable makes them happy. It’s the pellet that makes the rat feel like themselves. 

But lest we forget, their excuse may give them peace of mind, but it can also create anxiety for the rest of us. Even if their excuses distance them from any shred of responsibility, we still have to take extreme ownership over the energy we bring to the world. 

That’s why we have to be vigilant in not letting any of their stank get on us. Never participating in their tornado of nonsense. Opting out of conversations that we know will ultimately leave us exhausted, angry, or overwhelmed. 

It’s one of the many ways we set boundaries. 


Which people in your life don’t respect your time? 

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Scott Ginsberg

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