“Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.”(George Washington Carver).You is never a failure until you begin to blame somebody else. Stop blaming others. You’ll find that when you become god 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 great monuments of emptiness.
Most people would learn from their mistakes if they weren’t so busy denying and defending them.”It seems to me these days that people who admit they’re wrong get a lot further than people who prove they’re right”(Deryl Ptizer).What poison is to food, alibis are to a productive life.”Work brings profit; talk brings poverty”(Proverb 14:23,TLB)”some men have thousand for reasons why they cannot do what they want to do when all they need is one reason they can”(Willis Whitney).Find a reason why you can.
One of the biggest alibis is regret. Don’t leave any regrets on the field-give your all in the game of life.”The most valuable thing i have learned from life is to regret nothing” (Somerset Maugham).Eliminate all your regrets. I believe the mass of people live lives of quiet regret. Regret is an appalling waste of energy, you can’t build on it. It’s only good for wallowing in”(Catherine Mansfield).The truth is a thousand regrets’ do not pay one debt. Live your life so that your tombstone reads, “No regrets”
When a winner makes a mistake, he says, “I was wrong. When a loser makes a mistake, he says, It wasn’t my fault.”Do you admit it and say, “I was wrong” or do you say “It wasn’t my fault?”A winner explains, a loser explains away.
Idle people lack no excuses. The word can’t really means you won’t try. The word can’t is the worst word that has ever been written or spoken, doing more harm than slander or lies. Can’t is the worst excuse and best enemy of success.
We have many reasons for failure but not a single excuse, “Excuses always replace progress”(Ralph Waldo Emerson)”In everything you do, stay away from complaining and arguing, so that no, one can speak a word of blame against you”(Phil 2:14-15,TLB).Alibis and excuses should be cremated, not embalmed. Excuses are of no avail before God. He who excuses himself always accuses himself because denying a fault doubles it.
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You don’t blame them on your mother, the ecology or the President. You realize that you control your own destiny.(Albert Ellis)We should live our lives like Florence Nightingale when she said, I attribute my success to this never gave or took a excuse”
by John Mason