Excuses … we all use them, and we likely grew up using them.
We started young … “I didn’t know …”, we said as toddlers.
We carried on through school … “The dog ate my homework!”.
We refined our techniques in University … “I pulled an all-nighter, fell asleep in the wee hours and slept through the alarm.”
In the workplace many have become masters … “The deadline was too tight, and Joe let me down so I couldn’t get it done!”
Here is the bottom line …. IF YOU REALLY WANT TO MAKE IT HAPPEN, THEN YOU WILL FIND A WAY!
It may be HARD … but no one promised it would be easy!
It may appear like the obstacles are insurmountable … but if it was easy then how could you prove your worth?
Everything worthwhile requires effort, the question becomes are you willing to take responsibility for making it happen?
“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right!”
If you choose to ignore the words of Henry Ford, and the poster above doesn’t convince you then I will resort to the big guns with Nick Vujicic’s video …No Arms No Legs No Worries.
Try giving Nick your excuses!!!
Kevin Dee is the founder of Eagle (a Professional Staffing Company)
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I write these articles with the intent of sharing MY experience and knowledge gained during MY life journey. From the 16 year old joining the Royal Navy, through many incarnations, to the grey haired guy who built a business. If you find a nugget here, then I am happy. If the message offends you then I apologise, that was never my intent. I know and recognize there are many people and groups who have a far bigger challenge than I have had and I only wish you well.