Excuses January 28, 2008
Free yourself from something that will only harm you in the long run; excuses. The minute you make one not only does it make you feel a little guilty but it also shows that you have a lack of responsibility. If you’re late to work don’t tell your boss that the traffic was the reason you were late, you had been on time before and you knew the typical traffic for that particular time, instead tell your boss that you’ll try to make it so that it doesn’t happen again. This shows a sense of responsibility that could definately help you. Your boss is probably a very busy person and wasting her or his time with a long explanation doesn’t help either of you. Your boss is not your parent, not as forgiving, and not as interested in how exactly your day is going. Instead they want things to the point and done. By stopping the way we blame everything else from traffic to the line at your favorite tea or coffeeshop, we detach ourselves from unneeded things and release a heavy burden. In the end by deleting excuses from our daily regimen, we both feel better and become more responsible, more mature human beings. And when we become such, we are officially then and only then, at the liberty of helping others, after we have first helped ourselves.