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Excuses according to my Pastor, “are the tools of the incompetent, monuments of nothingness, those who use them are not wise.” The question that begs for answer is, why do people enjoy giving excuses? Agreed, there are valid reasons why people do not keep their promises to perform or deliver; these set of people we can overlook. However, there are those that DELIGHT in giving excuses. As a matter of fact, they have readymade answers waiting for every question or enquiry. For me, I view them as a form of escape. It says ‘I can’t think through beyond what I’ve done, there’s no other way round this! This alone portrays you as ‘unserious’, ‘uendable’ and all the other negative ‘uns’. There are always options, search them out and if it will help, utilize them. Escaping from Excuses: 1)        View the task before you as a personal challenge you MUST succeed in 2)       Look for fun ways to achieve your goal so it doesn’t weary or bore you out. 3)       Ask someone else for their assistance, they might just know how to make it work. Having done all, realize that there are some situations you can’t do anything about and just let it be. That way you roll with a conqueror’s mentality and not a defeatist cloak. This is my opinion, what do you think about excuses?

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This article was first published on 24th July 2017 and updated on July 31st, 2017 at 7:44 am


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