When things aren’t going your way, it’s human nature to shift the blame.
The weather was bad.
There was something going on in the city that day.
My family was sick.
I didn’t sleep well last night.
We’ve had some unexpected expenses.
They were rude.
They were incompetent.
We are running out of money.
I could continue, because these are all excuses I’ve made over the last 6-months. When things do not go according to plan, we often times end up blaming the external circumstances that affects the plan, instead of the person whose job it was to implement the plan.
That’s where you and I come in as the leader.
Leadership is a change game. It’s an adapt and move game. And it’s a no excuses game.
When you find yourself ready to make excuses, don’t. When you’re ready to blame something or someone for your failure, don’t.
Take a long hard look in the mirror, and blame yourself.
Because the only excuse you can make is that you didn’t lead well enough to begin with.