Most of us struggle with telling someone ‘no’ or something else that could crush a dream or even just disappoint. We lead our friends on about something they want us to do with them, but we have no desire to do. Then when it becomes time to act, we make up lame excuses. Just like when you were a kid and broke something, the earlier you came clean the lighter the punishment. Be honest up front and it will be appreciated much more than an empty excuse later.