There is nothing like a good coach to teach you to live a life with no excuses! Excellent post!
People who are good at making excuses are seldom good at anything else.
If a coach is to build a winning team, excuses must be eliminated – PERIOD. It’s the first and foundational step to building personal accountability. Excuses are born of FAILURE. Failure is the opposite of success. If we’re going to move toward success, there can be no excuse for excuses.
Let’s look at the anatomy of excuses.
We’ve established that failure is the incubator of excuses. Failure is undesirable, so we must rationalize – that is, tell ourselves rational lies – it away. Otherwise the failure is attributed to us and our self esteem is diminished. Excuses are more than a method of avoiding the consequences of our choices, they are a defense mechanism to preserve our self esteem.
Excuses form a bridge between the practical and the hypothetical. They obfuscate the observed factual evidence and introduce…
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