The Upside Of Excuses


This evening as I was doing the dishes, I started thinking of all the excuses for not writing this post. Top on the list was lack of time and tiredness. This was followed by nobody is going to read what I will write, for nobody knows me. Another “good” one was, it is a waste of time there are more qualified and famous people out there already doing an excellent job of motivating and encouraging people. Therefore there is no point in wasting people’s time.


You will be surprised by how long the list will get if I continue, but I am writing because I decided to say NO to all these excuses.


What about you? What are some of the excuses you give for not getting the job done? What are some of the excuses you give for not leveraging your full potential? What are some of the excuses you give for not pursuing that new business idea or that invention? What is preventing you from lunching that new product line? What is preventing you from travelling to another country?


Excuses, excuses, excuses,


Everybody gives them


The rich, the poor;


The young and old,


Everybody has excuses.


The only upside of excuses is that they keep you where you are, but prevent you from being where you desire to be. They rob you of all that might be and keep you bound in fear and defeat.


Each time you start giving excuses know an opportunity for growth is at the corner. Life is tough and growing is even tougher. The only difference between you and those who grow is that they have learned to say NO to their excuses, no matter how good they are. Let excuses spur you to do something counter to them.


I said no to my excuses and wrote these few words this evening and I am glad I did. Focusing on your excuses will rob you of all the infinite outcomes that might result if you do something.


Remember there is always going to be somebody out there that will outsmart you, but that does not mean that you have not outsmarted others. Keep doing and stop giving excuses for there is no GOOD excuse, no matter how well sounding it may be.


Excuses are missed opportunities, stop giving, and instead let them be a catalyst for growth.


If this helped you, I will like to know about some of the excuses that you have and how this has impacted your life.


Thank you for sharing.

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