An Explanation at Every Turn
But I only did it because…
And I was just tying to…
No, no, no, what I meant was…
Wait! Let me explain!
No Explanation Required
If you’re anything like us, you probably spend a lot of time explaining yourself, justifying your actions to others as if you were in a court of law.
But the people who require an explanation probably won’t understand you anyway. You can’t control what they think.
And the people who really understand you—the important people who are closest to you—don’t need any explanation at all. They already get you, because you are enough.
A Simple Solution
So here’s a simple solution: stop explaining yourself.
If you want to explain yourself, go ahead, it’s OK to do so. Just don’t feel obligated to. You don’t have waste your time.