Why You Must Stop Making Excuses

If your life isn’t where it needs to be, don’t blame anyone. If you haven’t achieved the goals you wish you had, don’t blame anyone and don’t make excuses. Blaming and making excuses are easy. There are so many things you can blame your lack of results on. If you want to, you can even “blame it on the rain.”

But here’s the deal. Blaming and making excuses don’t serve you. Sure, it can make you feel that you’re off the hook, but it won’t change the fact that you still haven’t achieved what you want.

I mean if you wanted to get back to your healthy weight but haven’t yet, you can blame it on the fact that your colleagues keep offering you donuts and other sweets and that the gym is too crowded so you don’t go anymore. But your excuses don’t change the fact that you’re overweight (and will have to bear the consequences).

In the end, you must understand that you’re responsible. If it’s going to happen, it’s up to you. You must make the decision and take action. Until you’re ready to take ownership of your results, you’ll spin your wheels. Taking responsibility is essential to achieving results.

Sure, some obstacles stand in your way. Sure, you face opposition. Sure, you don’t always get it right the first time. Sure, it’s not easy. But it doesn’t have to stop you. Because you’re responsible for your results, you can change things. You don’t have to be at the mercy unforeseen situations and people’s whims. You can achieve your goals despite them. But you must take full responsibility for your results.

If your life isn’t where it needs to be, take steps to change it. They say, “When there’s a will, there’s a way.” You can figure something out. At the very least, you can seek out the help of someone who is a little ahead of you on this journey. There are steps you can take to move closer to your goal, and making excuses isn’t one of them.

You fool other people with your excuses. To some extent, you can even fool yourself. However, you can’t fool your results. Your results tell you the truth. If they’re not what you want them to be, you must recognize it and make a change.

Don’t deceive yourself. Take responsibility for your results.

About The Author

Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.