“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.” — George Washington
How many times have you thought of achieving some great feat? How many times have you conjured up an idea, only to back out at the last minute. We give excuses why we cannot achieve an idea or goal we have set for ourselves. It is human nature to manufacture excuses, stating why we cannot do something. We consciously and sometimes subconsciously tell ourselves why we cannot accomplish our set goals and objectives.
“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” — Benjamin Franklin
A Samuel Foote once said, “The boy who is good at excuses is generally good for nothing else.” You can choose to perfect yourself in the art of manufacturing excuses, giving yourself ample reasons why you cannot become something that you have envisaged. When you perfect the act of making excuses, you are only perfecting the art of never accomplishing anything. Excuses will rob you of your destiny; it will land you on the Isles of Mediocrity. Those who will achieve great things must rid themselves of excuses.
“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” ― George Washington Carver
An Elbert Hubbard once said, “Don’t make excuses—make good.” Make good on your dreams! Make good on your ideas! Make good on your goals! Make good on your objectives! Make good on your purpose! Shut down the factory of excuses—stand up, work and walk in optimism believing that you will achieve whatever you set your mind on. Do not manufacture an excuse of why you cannot do something. Excuses will exclude you from the halls of every success and achievement. Exchange excuses for effort. You can be; you can become—only believe and act.
Stop manufacturing excuses!