Success is about taking responsibility not making excuses. Florence Nightingale says “I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.”
WHAT ARE EXCUSES?
Excuses are simply reasons or explanations given to relieve oneself from requirements or a duty. They are made to justify inabilities, offence or faults. Those who keep succeeding are those who have learnt not make excuses for their inabilities.
EXCUSES ARE MOUNTAINS MADE BY SELF
George S. Patton Jr. advised, “Do not make excuses, whether it’s your fault or not.” The mountains standing between some people and their success are not even their disabilities. They are the excuses they continue to make as to why they can’t achieve what they ought to achieve in life.
EXCUSES HINDERS PERSONAL ABILITIES
Benjamin Franklin once said, “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” Those who are good for making excuses usually show they are not capable to handle tasks entrusted to them. They hinder the special abilities God puts by making excuses.
EXCUSES ARE MEANS OF AVOIDING RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibility is the mother of success. It means Response to Your Abilities. All of us have certain abilities given by God to help us do what we may be giving excuses not to do. Excuses are the opposite of responsibilities. Instead of making excuses, you will begin to know success when you start responding to your abilities.
EXCUSES AND PROCRASTINATIONS ARE SIBLINGS
A writer friend Israelmore Ayivor says, Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in installments; you get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out. The day you procrastinate, you lose that day’s success. In other words you lose success by making excuses to push forward what you need to get done now.
EXCUSES ARE OVERCOME BY TAKING ACTIONS
Excuse your excuses and take action now!!!” Successful people are action oriented. They overcome their excuses by taking action to do the right thing at the right time.
ALWAYS FACE THE FUTURE
Live the past behind. Never use your past as an excuse for not preparing for your future. No matter what happened to your past, you have no excuse to let it affect your future. And the best way to achieve this is to always face the future by undoing the errors of the past.
DON’T ALLOW EXCUSES TO STOP YOUR SUCCESS
Like I said earlier, success is simply overcoming excuses. You need to ask yourself, what excuses have you be making which has been stopping your success. Then determine to stop making them. Determine that you will never have reasons not to pursue or do the right thing. But you will always have reason why you must do it – and that is Success.
OVERCOME EXCUSES WITH EXCUSE
Success is what happens when you overcome list of excuses why you cannot succeed with the excuse why you must succeed. Truly, there may be many reasons why you may not be able to pursue your dreams and vision. But when you discover why you must achieve your dreams…no excuses will be permitted any more. I like you to discover the reason for your being alive. The reward and joy of accomplishing your life purpose – and this will help you to commit yourself to fulfilling it. There will not be room to be thinking why you can’t but every reason to be thinking why you can!