Yeah, you heard that right! Ninety- nine per cent of failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses. You are never a failure until you begin to blame somebody else. Sadly, this is the order of the day in our world today. We constantly blame someone for everything wrong in our lives and take little or no responsibility for anything. A commonly used word here in Lagos Nigeria is “No be me!” “I don’t know! ” It’s the fault of our government!” and so on.
Stop blaming others and start taking responsibility. You’ll find that when you become good at making excuses you won’t be good at anything else. Excuses are the tools a person with no purpose or vision uses to build the great momentum of emptiness. You can learn from your mistakes if you don’t waste your time denying and defending them.
What poison is to food, alibis are to a productive life. Proverbs says that “work brings profit; talk brings poverty”. Wilis Whitney wrote, ” Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to do when all they really need is one reason why they can”.
One of the biggest alibis is regret. Don’t leave any regrets on the field, give your all in the game of life. Somerset Maugham – “The most valuable thing I have learned from life is to regret nothing”. Eliminate your regrets, for the truth, is that a thousand regrets do not pay one debt.
When a winner makes a mistake, he says, ” I was wrong” when a loser makes a mistake, he says, “It ain’t my fault”. Do you admit, ” I was wrong”, or do you say, “It wasn’t my fault, It’s their fault, Its the fault of the government”? The truth is: A winner explains; a loser explains away.
We have many reasons for failure but not a real excuse. Excuses always replace progress -Ralph Waldo. Idle people lack no excuses. The word can’t usually means you won’t try. Can’t weakens our resolve and many times does more harm than slander or lies. Can’t is the worst excuse and the foremost enemy of success.
Today, I encourage you to cremate excuses and alibis and stop embalming them. Remember, the person who excuses himself always accuses himself. Denying a fault doubles it.
Have a great week ahead filled with achievements and fewer excuses.
Love & Blessings
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