Stop excuses and move forward March 1st, 2013

Vinod Kumar

Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure – Don Wilder and Bill Rechin

I have talked about this very topic earlier in the post: Drop the Excuses–Be Positive. I meet a number of people and the excuses I get are so strange and interesting that it inspired me to write it here. When was the last time you talked with a colleague from your previous company? What excuses do you have? When did you meet your college friend for no reason but a general get-together? Do you always feel you don’t have time for all this? Well, welcome to the world of excuses :). The ideas expressed here are my views on what I have seen people send out as pathetic excuses. If some of these excuses resonate with you, do drop a line and would love to hear what were some of the best excuses you made or heard recently?

There is no such thing as a list of reasons.  There is either one sufficient reason or a list of excuses – Robert Brault

Here are my top 25 excuses …

1. I don’t have enough time nor it is the right time to do this.

2. It is impossible.

3. It is just not realistic.

4. I am not motivated enough.

5. I have fear of failure.

6. It is too risky.

7. It is going to be difficult.

8. I just cannot do it.

9. I tried already and it didn’t work. Don’t get your hopes high.

10. Things rarely go my way.

11. I’m not as good as the other people that are already doing it.

12. I can’t go any further.

13. Every time I try, it never works out.

14. I am stressed out.

15. I never have been good at completing things.

16. I am not disciplined enough.

17. I can’t afford it.

18. I can’t focus.

19. I don’t have the energy.

20. I’m too old or I’m too young for this.

21. I am not smart enough.

22. It’s too hard to change.

23. I can’t take that chance

24. I am too afraid of what could happen.

25. No one believes I can do it.

This list can keep going on and on. So do tell me which of these have you used in the past? Are there reasons you have given without knowing these were some great excuses? Drop me a line and share your experiences.

Two wrongs don’t make a right, but they make a good excuse -Thomas Szasz

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8 Responses to “Stop excuses and move forward”

  1. Rahul Singi says:

    True post sir..

    I missed this post earlier but today i got up early and I am going through your all post which I missed and I read this nice post..

  2. Samith C Valsalan says:

    Last 2 weeks I was too Busy, so not able to follow your blog :(
    its true but its an Excuse too ;)

    in addition like to drop ma common excuses (But i never said those are excuses :))
    1.Sorry , I m too Busy
    2.While my dad/Mom scolding me for misplaced some items – My reply is “That is not misplaced , that placed there ;) “

  3. Ram says:

    I dont have words to express my feedback .. excuse me :)

  4. Anish Shenoy says:

    Nice blog sir.

    For a developer one excuse that comes out most of the times

    “It is working in my machine, i don’t know why it is not working on Clients machine.”

    Have heard this N number of times…:)

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