An Excuse . . . . is Not An Option

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An Excuse . . . . is Not An Option

“Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people

who have the habit of making excuses.”

George Washington Carver 1860 – 1943, American Botanist

and Inventor

 

As I see it. . . . . . . .

An excuse . . . . is not an option

 

Excuses will not fuel your success journey. They become an anchor . . . . and the weight of that anchor will eventually pull you under.

 

Excuses won’t solve problems they compound them . . . . and make them harder to resolve.

 

When your faced with a challenge . . . . look for solutions . . . . not excuses.

 

When you experience a setback or failure . . . . find the best way to overcome the condition . . . . and push forward.

 

The success journey is a no excuse zone . . . . it’s a zone of where an excuse. . . . .  is not an option zone . . . . It’s your success zone.

 

©2016 Lou Ludwig Success Tips, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author

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Re-Blogged 2 times:

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  1. Praful Thakkar 02/29/2016 04:04 AM
  2. Winston Heverly 04/26/2016 12:36 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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Hi Lou Ludwig ,  Also probably 99% of the people they tell it to, know it's just an excuse, rather than a truthful reason.

Feb 17, 2016 12:05 AM #3
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Lou - progress happens the no excuse zone.  Excuses only satisfy those who make them.

Feb 17, 2016 01:55 AM #4
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington
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Seldom, when I use excuses, do I end up with a positive conclusion Lou Ludwig 

Feb 17, 2016 01:55 AM #5
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Robert Bob Gilbert
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Lou, Solutions as you said are always the way to go and not complaining and making excuses. 

Feb 17, 2016 05:05 AM #6
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Love it Lou Excuses are not in my vocabulary only Solutions, Endre

Feb 17, 2016 10:23 AM #7
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William Feela
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Excuses many times come with a pointing of a finger that should be pointed backwards

Feb 17, 2016 12:38 PM #8
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Marte Cliff
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So true. Just last night my son and I were discussing "accountability" and the fact that so many people confuse reasons with excuses. As in: "I stole that wallet because I wanted to" as opposed to "I stole that wallet because Mom always liked my brother best."

Feb 18, 2016 08:50 AM #9
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Hi Lou, When I was on my crutches, I did not use that excuse to show a home or get a listing....You have to push yourself or no one will. Great Post!

Feb 18, 2016 09:08 AM #10
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Ann Wilkins
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I needed that today!  Thanks.

Feb 18, 2016 09:09 AM #11
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Rose Mary Justice
Elite Realty Group - Dandridge, TN
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Thanks I like so many needed to hear this today.  Great Post!

Feb 18, 2016 11:35 AM #12
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Jerri Schick
ThirdCoastRealEstate.com - Galveston, TX

Omg, truer words were never spoken! The last time I made an excuse I lost an important client! 

Feb 18, 2016 01:35 PM #13
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Praful Thakkar
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Lou Ludwig in BOLD I learned, you get results or have reasons (Excuses), can't have both!

Feb 18, 2016 02:33 PM #14
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Kathleen Frawley
Keller Williams 916 730-4404 Elk Grove, Wilton, Folsom, Sacramento - Wilton, CA
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Yes yes YES.  No excuses means personal responsibility.  One important lesson I make sure my cub scout den hears often.

Thank You.

Feb 18, 2016 11:34 PM #15
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Theresa Akin
CORPUS CHRISTI REALTY GROUP - Corpus Christi, TX

When I fail at something, it is always of my own device. Just have to try harder and don't repeat otherwise nothing is learned.

Feb 19, 2016 12:46 AM #16
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Gene Riemenschneider
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I tell my kids they can give me an explanation, but not an excuse is avoidance.  Explanation looks at a situation to find out what went wrong to avoid the same mistake twice or look at what the problem is in order to solve it.

Feb 19, 2016 02:50 AM #17
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Craig Cooper
Chase International Real Estate - Tahoe City, CA
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Lou, very powerful concepts! Thank you for reminding everyone that "an excuse is not an option" if you want to be a success.

Feb 20, 2016 05:54 PM #18
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Specializing in Brookside, Waldo, Prairie Village

As I was reading this I was thinking of my teenager who always has an excuse!  However, also good to keep this in mind when dealing with clients.

Feb 22, 2016 03:36 AM #19
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DEANNA EARLY -( NMLS #268590 )
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Short and to the point as usual Lou Ludwig 

The success journey is a no excuse zone

Feb 22, 2016 04:26 PM #20
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
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The truthometer pegged out on this one!  Excuses seem only to function as an attempt to justify failure.   Of course there is always the "after action" analysis where you tell yourself the truth about how you failed and how to address it for the next opportunity.

Feb 29, 2016 04:55 AM #21
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Lou Ludwig - just read this as a re-blog from Winston Heverly .  As William Feela pointed out, it is about taking responsibility. Those who do not want to own it justify the failure, as Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC pointed out.  Thanks for making us, once again, to stop and think!

Apr 26, 2016 11:52 PM #22
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