Friday, February 27, 2015

More than Three Reasons are Actually Excuses

An early mentor of mine used to hammer this truth into me.  That when you begin to blame others, have multiple reasons for your failure, they become excuses.  In fairness there are people who are quadriplegic or on a bed of horrid pain.  I'll accept that. They have a valid reason. 

It's all the others who have created an atmosphere of failure for themselves and others around them by offering excuses.  You may wonder what this has to do with the prophetic. The most prophetic thing I can say to those I love today is, Examine yourself.  IF you blame all your bad luck, low achievement, economic condition, state in life on bad luck, you are deceived.  We have huge swaths of good people who have bought this lie and it has put them in chains as certainly as if they were forged of steel.  So I offer up some WORLDLY WISDOM about the making and accepting of excuses.  If you are upright and well... you have no excuse except the person in the mirror.  I hold myself to that standard and so must you.. or you will stay where you are. 

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“We have more ability than will power, and it is often an excuse to ourselves that we imagine that things are impossible.” François de la Rochefoucauld 
“Bad things are always going to happen in life. People will hurt you. But you can't use that as an excuse to fail or to hurt someone back. You'll only hurt yourself.”
“Man gives every reason for his conduct save one, every excuse for his crimes save one, every plea for his safety save one; and that one is his cowardice” George Bernard Shaw 

 Uncalled for excuses are practical confessions. Charles Simmons 

 People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them." George Bernard Shaw 
He who excuses himself accuses himself. Gabriel Meurier 

An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded. Alexander Pope 

Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure. Don Wilder 

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. George Washington Carver 

It is easier to find an excuse than to find a reason. Doug Brown 

The trick is not how much pain you feel but how much joy you feel. Any idiot can feel pain. Life is full of excuses to feel pain, excuses not to live; excuses, excuses, excuses. Erica Jong 

 For many people, an excuse is better than an achievement because an achievement, no matter how great, leaves you having to prove yourself again in the future; but an excuse can last for life. Eric Hoffer 

We are all manufacturers. Making good, making trouble, or making excuses. H. V. Adolt

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts. Edward R. Murrow
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one. George Washington 

We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse. Rudyard Kipling 
The best job goes to the person who can get it done without passing the buck or coming back with excuses. Napoleon Hill
Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse. Thomas Szasz 

 He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. Benjamin Franklin

 An excuse is worse than a lie, for an excuse is a lie, guarded. Alexander Pope
Bad excuses are worse than none. Thomas Fuller
Don't make excuses, make good. Elbert Hubbard
"Excuses are tools of the incompetent, and those who specialize in them seldom go far."
"Difficulty on the way to victory is opportunity for God to work". Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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