If you find an excuse, don’t pick it up

When it comes to excuses, the world is full of amazing inventors. Don’t spend half your life telling what you are going to do and the other half explaining why you didn’t do it. An alibi is the supposed proof that you did what you didn’t do, so that others will think you didn’t do what you did.

Mistakes have hidden powers to help us, but they fail in their mission of helping us when we blame them on other people. When you use excuses, you give up your power to change and improve. You can fall down many times, but you won’t be a failure until you say that someone else pushed you. Edmund Gosse said, “Never mind whom you praise, but be very careful whom you blame.”

If you find an excuse, don’t pick it up. Failures are experts at making excuses. There are always enough excuses available if you are weak enough to use them. The world simply does not have enough crutches for all the lame excuses. It’s always easier to find excuses than time for the things that we don’t want to do.

From: John Mason Book “Imitation is Limitation.”

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One Response

  1. Reblogged this on Kenya's Co-operative Movement and commented:

    This is my new blog on co-operatives.

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