If you feel the need to make an excuse, see it as a very clear indication that something is wrong. Instead of offering excuses, take the opportunity to make improvements.
Excuses don’t solve problems, and excuses don’t get the job done. Rather than working to craft a good excuse, your best option is to work on making things right.
Excuses are easy, and worth very little. Purposeful, focused, persistent effort is what will really make a difference.
Don’t be concerned with merely saving face. Get to work on getting the job done.
Sure, the challenges you face are real and noteworthy. Yet the truly important thing is working through those challenges and creating the value you’ve committed yourself to create.
See the situation not as a reason to make an excuse, but as your chance to make a difference. Forget the excuses, and focus on living life’s great opportunities.
— Ralph Marston