I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse ~Florence Nightingale~
Too often our human tendency is to make excuses. In order to reach from point A to Point B, there must be a plan of action. Success solely depends on an individual. We must be proactive!
When we are proactive there will be no room for excuses. We must graduate from the hating to take responsibilities for our mistakes, oversights, and bad behavior, so we don’t become the master of the ‘blame-game’. Occasionally excuse are legitimate, but are simply ‘white lies’ (a cover up for poor planning or listening, a lack of motivation or even passive rebellion.
It’s never easy to ‘fess- up’ and be accountable because it demands honesty with ourselves and others. Make a decision that each time you’re tempted to rationalize, justify or evade responsibility you’ll simply state the truth.
More quotes from Florence Nightingale:
“So sever lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard seed will germinate and roots itself”
“How very little can be done under the spirit of fear”
“The first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm”
“The world is put back by the death of every one who has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar gift to conventionality”