No excuse Please!

Here is a small test for you. Below are given some incomplete statements. You need to complete the statements innovatively, such that the reader is convinced as to why you are not able to accomplish what the first part of the sentence says:

  • I am not able to wake up early in the morning because…
  • I desire to be punctual and active, but…
  • I was not able to get good grades, because…
  • I try to make it to the office on time, but…
  • I can accomplish my resolutions, however…
  • I could have excelled in life, but…
  • I could not submit the assignment on time, because…

      Wasn’t the test easy? Of course, it was! After all, this is what most of us do every day and have gained expertise in! Isn’t it? Well said: We are all manufacturers- making good, making trouble, or making excuses. (A.V Adolt)

We are always ready with a long list of excuses to deal with such issues, whether the questioning authority is we ourselves or someone else. And, the truth is that not some but almost everybody is allured to take resort on the fantasy land of excuses with such ‘would have’, ‘could have’, ‘want to’, ‘desire to’, ‘try to’ etc. available in abundance. … To highlight a few samples from this variety, we have:

Blame-game excuse: “The finance report could not be completed as the server was down most of the time…”

Denial of responsibility excuse:

Busyness excuse:

Pessimism excuse:

Non-creativity excuse:

Procrastination excuse: “I am running very late this week. Will see to it after some days…”

The titles may be new for us, but surely not the category! These have become a part of our life.

… So the point is how to apply a check on these excuses?

… How to kick out the habit of making excuses and pick the attitude of ‘just do it!’? To know this and furthermore, read the complete article of the November edition of English Akhand Gyan monthly magazine.

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