Hard Action or Easy Excuse?

As we kick off the new year, let me ask you a question.

When you’re faced with a choice, do you choose to take hard action or do you make the easy excuse?

Think about these questions; Do you go to the gym, or do you say you’re too busy? Do you call that scary prospect or choose to send an email instead? Do you fire that employee or choose to look the other way hoping they will change?

Most people choose the easy excuse over the hard action. How do you know? By their results.

People would rather find a good alibi than struggle for good achievement.

Why is this?

Because alibis are permanent and achievement is temporary.

Achievement is awesome but it requires more achievement after something is achieved…over and over again.

An excuse, however, endures.

Achievement is hard, scary, and can even be painful!

Excuses are easy and safe, but they don’t make us feel very good. We end up laying one excuse over another until we are wearing more excuses than the Kentucky Derby has hats!

And even worse, your family, colleagues, and customers can see right through the excuses. It is obvious. And excuses make you feel depressed and lead nowhere.

So, what are you going to choose today? To take hard action or to make another easy excuse?

Excuses are weakness. Action is Strength.

I challenge you to choose strength and to be the exception in 2022.