Let me tell you a super-benefit of not making excuses!
First is, you spend that time in analyzing what went wrong. You make a solid plan to work on it, and hence achieve it without making an excuse.
Do you know why we tend to give many excuses?
As simple as it may seem, we build excuses to defend ourselves unconsciously, portray ourselves as victim, delay the action that went wrong.
If I give you my life-example, after my training in Infosys – I was free for 2 solid months. I would have just rolled around, ate well, rested and waited for my confirmation letter. However, it didn’t happen that way.
Assuming I was not a writer, I just tried my hands in applying for Zoho as a tech writer. Obviously Zoho, as a company, was way out of my league at that point of time.
My senior in college was working there, and he advised me to have a blog so I could show some kind of content collection as I had a Computer Science background. Things worked out, and today am a writer – not a developer.
If I had given an excuse exclaiming writing is not my thing as I did my graduation in engineering background, and if I would have stuffed myself in coding – I bet I would have never been happier today.
How many times have you said – “It won’t work for me because ____.”
How many times have your underestimated yourself? If you have done it a number of times, I can bet you have lost many opportunities already.
Here are a few reasons, you can’t stop making excuses!
- Fear of Failure
- Fear of Embarrassment
- Fear of Change
- Fear of Uncertainty
- Fear of Responsibility
- Fear of Making Mistakes
- Perceived lack of confidence or resources
Making excuses = Opportunities lost!
So, next time if something doesn’t work – NEVER GIVE AN EXCUSE. Instead, work on it, get it done, and HOLD YOUR HEAD HIGH!
Push your limits, get out of your comfort to get things out of your league.