Download: Offer No Excuse
Mistakes happen. Not a day goes by where someone doesn’t mess something up pretty bad.
Excuses happen. Every day, someone tries to blame their mistakes on something unrelated.
The problem isn’t that mistakes are made but the decisions, reactions and words that follow.
Sometimes we go great lengths to defend ourselves for absolutely no reason.
Whatever damage the mistake has done is catapulted to greater heights when we make poor excuses.
If more people would just say “I was wrong” and move on, so many problems in life would be avoided.
If more people would take ownership of their shortcomings so many crises could be averted.
Too much time and energy is spent on excuses and blaming while too little is spent on solutions.
It is best to calmly admit to any mistakes you make during the day and move on.
Instead of spending time worrying about the mistake or excuses you could make, focus on solutions.
If we offer no excuses for our mistakes, people will respect us more.
There’s no excuse for not getting the respect you deserve.