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Monday, June 29, 2020

Chapter 6, Page 29, Book 20

Its better to offer no excuse than a bad one

George Washington

June 29th - NO excuses

You can make excuses or you can make progress.  You choose.

Brian Tracy

The toughest thing about excuses is that tend to be based on some semblance of truth.   I don’t make excuses for who I am or what I do.  I take responsibility for what I am and do.  If excuses are made, they are a sign of what we fell short of doing.  If people make excuses it’s because they don’t like a particular result in life.

It could be about finances, career, or health.  When faced with a question of why life is not what you want it to be, you can make an excuse,or accept responsibility. the mistake most people make is that they blame their shortcomings on outside circumstances.  We say we are too tired, or too busy. 

If we want to stop making excuses we need to focus on why we want to improve our life.  Accept the fact that you will not always get it right the first time. When you take accountability for the results in your life amazing things will happen and you will start to think of ways to change it.  Don’t make excuses, make progress. 

You can makes excuses or you can get the job done, but you cant do both..

Hap Holmstead


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Don't make excuses, take responsibility for your life.

betty said...

I try not to make excuses or promises I can't keep. Better to be upfront and honest about it all I do believe.


Mevely317 said...

The thing with excuses, no-one particularly wants to hear them! Once, many years ago, I was lunching with friends when our server kept coming around and blaming the kitchen and her coworkers, her manager - everyone but the President - for the delay in our getting our food. Poor girl was understandably nervous. Then someone observed, her just taking ownership and making a sincere apology on behalf of the restaurant would've gone a long way. I'll never forget that and have tried to apply it to my own life.

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

I agree and nobody wants to hear anyone's excuses!

jack69 said...

One thing that burns me is an apology that is actually an excuse. i.e. "I am sorry I hurt your feelings, BUT if you had paid attention earlier it would not have happened.!!"
Yep the Government is good at excuses, and I hate it.
But you have made some great reminders.
Sherry & jack

Chatty Crone said...

It is refreshing when someone says - I'm sorry. No buts. No excuses.