An Enemy called Average
The most UNPROFITABLE item ever manufactured is an EXCUSE.
“When it comes to excuses, the world is full of great inventors. Some spend half their lives telling what they are going to do and the other half explaining why they didn’t do it. An alibi is the proof that you did do what you didn’t do, so that others will think you didn’t do what you did.
You can fall many times, but you’re not a failure until you begin to blame someone else. Our own mistakes fail to help us when we blame them on other people. When you use excuses, you give up your power to change.
“Never mind whom you praise, but be very careful whom you blame, “said Edmund Gosse. You can fall down many times, but you won’t be a failure until you say that someone else pushed you.
So, find a way, not an excuse. One who makes a mistake, and then makes an excuse for it, is making two mistakes. Note this truth: “The fox condemns the trap, not himself.”said William Blake. Don’t find yourself talking like that old fox!
Never complain and never explain. “Admitting error clears the score and proves you wiser than before,” said Arthur Guiterman. Doing a job right is always easier than fabricating an alibi for why you didn’t. The mediocre life eagerly waits to provide you with an excuse for every wrong step. Time wasted thinking up excuses and alibis would always be better spent planning, preparing and working towards your goals in life.”
A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself…..Gertrude Stein
An alibi is just a lie.
There….now think about that for a moment and go make BIG things happen.
Thanks for all you do every day,
5 thoughts on “An enemy called average”
Thanks so much for that reminder!
If it’s to be, it’s up to me.
Well said my friend! I am amazed at the time you put in to help us better our lives and I appreciate it greatly. Enjoy your day!
You can fall many times, but you’re not a failure until you begin to blame someone else.
I love that line, my kids will be well aware of it shortly!
I lost several family members early in my life. I used this for many years as an excuse to make bad decesions. One day I heard the phrase “He who offends, is a fool. But he who takes offense, is the greater fool!” That phrase became my mantra and what I have based my life off of since. I REALLY love this post because it signifies that same frame of mind to me!! No one can negatively influence my life…. without my permission. So they won’t. No excuses, no one to blame but myself. Get your mind right and make a difference! Thanks for this wonderful piece!!