‘Don’t make excuses, make good.’

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18th March 2024

I love this tale told by Zig Zagler,

“My brother, the late Judge Ziglar, loved to tell the story of the fellow who went next door to borrow his neighbor’s lawn mower. The neighbor explained that he could not let him use the lawn mower because all the flights had been canceled from New York to Los Angeles. The borrower asked him what canceled flights from New York to Los Angeles had to do with borrowing his lawn mower. “It doesn’t have anything to do with it, but if I don’t want to let you use my lawn mower, one excuse is as good as another.”

The neighbor was absolutely right. One excuse is as good as another because an excuse, in most cases, is nothing but a denial or refusal to accept responsibility.

Webster’s Dictionary says excuse is “to justify” or “to vindicate,” “a plea offered in extenuation of a fault or irregular deportment.”

George Washington said that 99 percent of failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.

It’s mighty soothing to the ego to be able to alibi our failures. I’ve done it, you’ve done it, and it has seemed to help temporarily. But the alibis have proved costly in the long run, because they’ve kept us from facing the truth about ourselves. They have kept us from going to work and correcting our mistakes, eliminating our weaknesses, developing our talents, and improving our character.ons #AccountabilityMatters #ExcuseFreeLife #FaceTheTruth

Just think about all the excuses you are making to not get the job done and then – Don’t make excuses, make good & stay blessed forever.